I have decided to go part time due to ill health. However, on my day off I have found that all I am doing is work!!
I started at 7.02am and had a break to go out at 9.50am. That's 2 hours and 48 minutes of work. I had to physically leave the flat to stop working. When I returned I was tried, so I needed a nap.
After my nap at 2.20pm I sat back down and looked at the mountain of work I still had to do (most of which is still in my bag and needs marking). I continued with the planning and differentiation of my lessons. I was phoned by the rheumatology nurse who wanted me to go to A&E in a different hospital. My husband came back from work at 5.00. Which is when I stopped working.
So in total I completed nearly 6 hours of work on my day off. What is the point of going part time? Before going part time I used to complete the work on Sunday, so now I have an extra unpaid day to spread the work load over! There is no point whatsoever!