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Hanging up my lab coat.

4 weeks 14 hours ago #42137 by prep_room_boy
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    Hi folks,

    I is still not dead!! Only just managed to log back in after losing almost all my passwords.

    Still not a techie, and the caretaking job ended up going badly after a change of SLT. Long story with a nervous breakdown and redundancy.

    I'll update you all later, but might get emotional (so all moderators get ready with the sweary filter).

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    2 weeks 4 days ago #42143 by Kasey
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    Sorry it didn't work out and you had such a bad experience.
    (Glad you're still om here though...)

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    2 weeks 1 day ago #42147 by Baldilocks
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    I'm sorry to hear that.I can sympathise greatly as I had a similar story. 6 years as school tech, 10 years of medical (radiation) physics, 16 years in charge of radiation safety, then a new boss didn't like the way I did things, tried to sack me, depression etc, threatened with a solicitor, gor early retirement on full pension with an NDA, back into schools. 10 years later I'm retired, helping at a Repair Cafe and tending my crumble garden.

    It took me a long time to recognise that I am worthwhile and to dig myself out of my depressive pit.

    Keep in touch. We're behind you.

    Ian
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    2 weeks 1 day ago #42148 by prep_room_boy
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  • Replied by prep_room_boy on topic Hanging up my lab coat.
    Thanks Baldi.

    And Thank You for the chat we had earlier, sometimes it's just good to have somebody who understands to let off steam to.

    The hardest bit was (is) the underhand way things were done and the lies that destroy any self confidence you have. I hope that I'm now getting over that, and looking at the possibility of going back into commercial labs on a part-time basis.

    For now I'm taking time to enjoy our touring caravan, and trying to avoid daytime TV.

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