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Old 17-06-2019, 11:09 PM   #1
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I don't know if I can

I start voluntary work tomorrow. 6 hours a day for one day a week. I've not worked for 2 and a half years. I don't know if I can do it. Help.

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Old 17-06-2019, 11:13 PM   #2
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Terrifying I'm suree, but a really something to be proud proud of.

Why don't you think you can do it? If it's the long hours (6 hours is al ong time!) could you cut it down?









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Old 17-06-2019, 11:15 PM   #3
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Thanks. :)

That's how long the day is, I can't shorten it sadly.

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Old 17-06-2019, 11:19 PM   #4
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You can do it!

Try not to go in with any pre-conceptions of what it will be like or reasons for why you won't be able to do it. I know that's much easier said than done though.

Remember how pleased you were when you were offered the job? And they got back to you much quicker than they originally said, didn't they? Remember those things because it means that this is something you really want to do and also that other people (as well as everyone here) believe in you too.

What sort of breaks do you get? If you've got a nice long lunch hour could you go somewhere nice and relaxing or treat yourself to a special lunch out? That might help ease the anxiety/break up the day?

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Old 17-06-2019, 11:49 PM   #5
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It's very understandable and normal to feel anxious and hopefully that anxiety will alleviate in time. It's okay to set boundaries when you need to and to look at yourself physically and mentally - if you need a rest or some time out, take one.

Good luck, I hope you have fun. You've got this!

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Old 18-06-2019, 09:25 AM   #6
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Thank you both so much.

I have no idea about breaks etc, or even exactly what time I finish today.

Thank you for believing in me.

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Old 18-06-2019, 11:54 AM   #7
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Good luck, you are amazing. I hope today goes well and you can gradually build up your confidence and comfort.





I put it down on paper and then the ghost does not ache so much.


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Old 18-06-2019, 07:01 PM   #8
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How did it go today?

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Old 18-06-2019, 08:34 PM   #9
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Thank you both.

It went pretty well. I did some data entry and printing. She let me finish early today, so that's good. I have to do a DBS check though and that is stressing me as I don't have much documentation.

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Old 18-06-2019, 11:33 PM   #10
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I'm glad you survived! 6 hours is a long day for anyone, so well done! Do you think you'll go back and/or follow through with the DBS check?



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This is happening, this is part of you.


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Old 19-06-2019, 10:13 AM   #11
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It wasn't 6 hours yesterday, it was 4... but enough for the first day.

I'm definitely going back and following through. I just hope what I have will be enough.

Thanks. :)

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Old 19-06-2019, 04:09 PM   #12
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Well done. That is a huge achievement.

If you don't have what is needed for the DBS check will you be able to get additional stuff somehow?





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Old 19-06-2019, 07:59 PM   #13
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Thanks Lindsay.

I've got some stuff. Apparently they can ask for fingerprinting if there's not enough.. ah well.

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Old 06-07-2019, 01:37 AM   #14
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Did everything come back? Have you gone back for another shift? Thinking of you.



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Old 06-07-2019, 07:57 AM   #15
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Thanks. :)

I've done 3 shifts there now. Still waiting on the DBS to be done, as they've been very busy, it hasn't even been sent off yet.

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Old 06-07-2019, 08:00 PM   #16
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Has it gotten any easier? Super well done, I hope you're proud of yourself!



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