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    • #13981

      Thank you for your advice. A very difficult situation for me and I think that you’re right I will probably begin having to keep an eye on appropriate job openings. I think I will mostly play it by ear for now.

    • #13908

      My story is pretty much the same as Sarah’s and I found that I needed to find an appropriate job when I was caring and I managed to get a suitable job that I could do from home. This enabled me to be more attentive and spend more time caring.

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      Sarah Milburn

      I’m currently looking after my mother, who has Parkinson’s disease. In the beginning, I too struggled to balance my working hours and my “caring” hours, so to speak.

      After noticing the stress this was putting me under, I decided I needed to re-asses my situation. My job required me to work long, tiresome hours. I knew that ultimately, my mother was more important than a job I was never even happy with to begin with. So I began job-searching.

      It took a while, but eventually I found a job that was suited to my situation. The hours weren’t quite as long, which gave me more time to make sure my mother’s needs were being met. Not only this, but I was left with more energy, so I found I was a lot more motivated after shifts too!

      At the end of the day, It’s very important you assess your current situation and consider if there are any possible changes you could implement to make things easier.

    • #13887

      I really struggle with balancing work hours whilst taking care of my sister and have very little time to myself.

      What should I do?

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