Just wanted a bit of a rant really - sorry if I go on a bit but I am about to blow my top!!! I am really hating my job at the moment. I have been here just over 12 months but have never been happy. I was looking for a new job until I found out I was pregnant, at which point I stopped because of benefits etc. Since I have been here I have had a fair bit of time off through illness (I have suffered from depression which hasn't helped) and also to look after my 2 kids when they are ill (they seem to pick up everything around). My job is basically Office Manager (in otherwords anything anyone else hasn't done) and Accounts Manager. I come from an accounts background and have no real management experience (which they knew when I started). Anyway - I have been called in for a few discussions regarding my work and committment over the last few months. Basically they think that because I have had so much time off that my job is sufferring. They say my accounts work is great but the office management is slipping. They have said they have considered getting in someone else as Office Manager and keeping me to do just the accounts related stuff. However it was last left that I should try to buck up my ideas and see how it goes. I have just been checking my bosses emails (she's often out of the office and I have to check to see if she's missed anything important - I'm not being nosey - honest!) and have found 3 emails regarding "the vacancy for Office Manager". Hmmmm - this is news to me. On top of that I have also answered the phone twice since then asking for more information about the vacancy! I phoned my boss who told me rather huffily that it was because they can't rely on me because I am off work so often and it is also to cover aspects of someone else's job who has just been sacked. They have not told me they were doing this and whilst I don't mind not having to do what I consider to be the crappy part of my job (especially as I would like to come back part-time after my baby is born - there's no way I could face full time) it would have been nice to have been told about it rather than finding out about it like this. Also they have not mentioned anything about whether it will affect my salary - which is a bit worrying, things are tight enough for me anyway - there is no way I can afford a pay cut. I really feel like packing my things and going home. I hate the job anyway and wish I had never come here in the first place. I have no respect or trust in my employers, I do not like the way they do business and I do not like them as people. However I simply cannot afford to give up my job and maternity benefits - if I was not pregnant I would have walked out by now. How am I going to get through the next 5 months? Do I really have to keep coming back to this place. There is no one here I can talk to (except the cleaner!). I work totally with blokes (except one of the bosses - the woman I was talking to today - who is never here anyway) and am going mad. Sorry for the rant - I just had to get it off my chest.