I suddenly and completely unexpectedly lost my Mum on 26th January. She’d had a massive heart attack (confirmed by coroner as she had to have a post mortem) and had been gone a good few hours before she was found
I found out whilst I was at work and took six days off compassionate leave, to get my head round everything.
I am a single Mum with no other support, other than my Mum (who was amazing) and my ex husband (who isn’t my child’s father)
I also work full time in London, but am fortunate enough to work from home two days out of five.
I have a brother who doesn’t work, and doesn’t have children. And who, unfortunately, hasn’t helped one bit.
Dad died unexpectedly by falling down the stairs and breaking his neck three years ago, when I was 8 months pregnant. He was in a coma, and we had to turn off the life support because he wasn’t responding at all.
Mum was my best friend, I talked to her multiple times a day. I am bereft that she’s gone, her funeral is next Tuesday 28th.
She didn’t have a will, so I’ve had to appoint a solicitor, sort out all the paperwork, deal with organising the funeral and speaking to the Celebrant and everything else in between.
Many colleagues haven’t asked how I’m doing, and yesterday I was off sick (I also took 16th March as sick because I am exhausted all the time) I feel like I’m letting my little girl down because I’m so tired all the time from working.
Today I noticed that my supervisor marked me off as a days holiday yesterday and not sick. Is that something that can be done? I clearly told her that I was sick. It wasn’t an error as she’d marked it in two places as holiday.
Do any of you suffer with unsympathetic colleagues at all? I’ve been at the company 20 years and I think it might be time to leave as I feel so unsupported
Thank you for reading.