I've posted before about the dreadful working conditions in social care. Low wages, statutory sick pay only and statutory annual leave.
Today we were notified that our company will expect us to work on Monday unless we take it as annual leave. The head office staff are all taking the Bank Holiday though.
We get the statutory 28 days including all bank holidays.
This year as in previous years I have been able to choose (18 or 20) days for myself and the other (8 or 10) were bank holidays.
Today I find after almost 3 years my contract states I can take all 28 days at my own discretion and choose to work bank holidays at the enhanced time and a half rate
I'm so done with working in social care, which is really sad as the sector is in crisis. I love my job, I love supporting the clients and their families. The staff I support are on the whole hardworking and care deeply about the clients and I know that they will be sad when I go but I feel like I am just not valued and have been lied to by management for almost 3 years.
I've applied for 2 jobs tonight and will keep going until I get something else.
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