Hi - I am new to this forum, and couldn't quite see the answer to my query but sorry if I am repeating anything.
I see a lot of people who are worried about having their working hours reduced, but I am seriously thinking about requesting less days per week - which seems a bit crazy given the recession and that I have no savings, but - I currently work full-time (5 days per week) and, due to my condition and the knock-on effects, my capacity for anything outside of work is diminishing by the day.
Even keeping on top of laundry and housework is difficult, never mind visiting relatives and pursuing hobbies. I feel if I worked less hours, and could get by financially, I could start working on getting more of a normal life. I have no idea what my employer would think about this. Originally they were quite threatening over issues related to my condition, mostly sickness absence, but over the past 2 years they, and I, have become more informed and they have been a lot more understanding.
Has anyone here had the same thoughts and feelings? Has anyone got any advice they might be willing to share? I can't help thinking people would think me weak..but I have been fighting arthritis passionately for so long - when to I see results?!
Be great to get a second opinion!