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Couldn't respond first thing as i was off for a round of golf in the sunshine. Gloomy now, so I'm glad i got it in early doors.
Re-installing a mini-dish on my neighbours apartment later. We get t'internet from these but she has had work done on her terrace which means the dish has to be re-sited. Basically some cat5 to be clipped and the dish bolted in at its new location for line-of-sight from the transmitter. Not challenging stuff, but very pleasant working conditions involving some beer.
 

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Having an abolsute ---- morning, been self-isolating for 2 weeks due to wife showing COVID symptoms, been learning remotely in that time with no issues what-so-ever. Last night me and wife had a massive row; she doesn't want me going into college to continue my studies but don't want to feel like she's making me give up the course.

Had a call from college yesturday effectively saying that i need to start going back in (was meant to start back today but kids didn't settle until 8am this morning and I couldn't leave the wife to manage all 3 little darlings on no sleep, we struggle enough as it is.

Phoned college this morning to advise i couldn't get in due to childcare issues and now i have a meeting with the head of contruction school tomorrow to discuss my future on the course.

College aren't willing to budge a single inch on remote working until they are forced to by government, I'm already classed as a vulnerable person with immuno issues, I'm not falling behind with work, I'm not missing any practicals (as we're not starting them until after Decemeber), I got the books that accompany the course, I got the guidance notes, BS7671 and On-Site Guide, I literally have everything i need to learn from home but they refuse to entertain the idea, doesnt matter than I;m vulnerable, doesn't matter that i've gota young family back here, doesnt matter that I'm not falling behind with work, they just want arses on seats.

I'm really stuck on how to fight this with them as its a constant brick wall, plus I'm gettting daily berating from the missus as she is scared shitless (she has General Anxiety Disorder anyway) and doesnt think it's enough that I'm following governement advice, always wearing gloves if im out, washing my hands whenever i come in and all that good stuff.

To put not too fine a point on it; I can't stop my studies, if i do then i have zero guarentee that the drive i have no will still be there in 12 months time, I NEED this to get me a break from the kids as time and time again i find myself not coping and wanting to hurt them (adjustment disorder and OCD brought on by 1st born). My biggest fears are 1) that all this work will go to waste and 2) that i wouldn't be able to cope around the kids 24/7, for thier own safety more than anything.

#rantover
 

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Having an abolsute ---- morning, been self-isolating for 2 weeks due to wife showing COVID symptoms, been learning remotely in that time with no issues what-so-ever. Last night me and wife had a massive row; she doesn't want me going into college to continue my studies but don't want to feel like she's making me give up the course.

Had a call from college yesturday effectively saying that i need to start going back in (was meant to start back today but kids didn't settle until 8am this morning and I couldn't leave the wife to manage all 3 little darlings on no sleep, we struggle enough as it is.

Phoned college this morning to advise i couldn't get in due to childcare issues and now i have a meeting with the head of contruction school tomorrow to discuss my future on the course.

College aren't willing to budge a single inch on remote working until they are forced to by government, I'm already classed as a vulnerable person with immuno issues, I'm not falling behind with work, I'm not missing any practicals (as we're not starting them until after Decemeber), I got the books that accompany the course, I got the guidance notes, BS7671 and On-Site Guide, I literally have everything i need to learn from home but they refuse to entertain the idea, doesnt matter than I;m vulnerable, doesn't matter that i've gota young family back here, doesnt matter that I'm not falling behind with work, they just want arses on seats.

I'm really stuck on how to fight this with them as its a constant brick wall, plus I'm gettting daily berating from the missus as she is scared shitless (she has General Anxiety Disorder anyway) and doesnt think it's enough that I'm following governement advice, always wearing gloves if im out, washing my hands whenever i come in and all that good stuff.

To put not too fine a point on it; I can't stop my studies, if i do then i have zero guarentee that the drive i have no will still be there in 12 months time, I NEED this to get me a break from the kids as time and time again i find myself not coping and wanting to hurt them (adjustment disorder and OCD brought on by 1st born). My biggest fears are 1) that all this work will go to waste and 2) that i wouldn't be able to cope around the kids 24/7, for thier own safety more than anything.

#rantover

I have no idea what to say, apart from my experience of life is that things nearly always get better with time.

And remember, the kids will be grown up and leaving home at some point! My eldest moved out earlier this year. The screaming and tantrums don't last for long in the big scheme of things.

Wishing you all the best.
 
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As above. It is a difficult situation.
Have you told the College that your wife has covid symptoms, it seems a hard line attitude they are taking . Is he head of the department? If he is l would take it to the College Admin , surely they cannot condone that attitude.
All the best to you and your family.
 

Lister1987

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As above. It is a difficult situation.
Have you told the College that your wife has covid symptoms, it seems a hard line attitude they are taking . Is he head of the department? If he is l would take it to the College Admin , surely they cannot condone that attitude.
All the best to you and your family.
She had signs on the 2nd, I followed college guidance and isolated for 2 weeks, couldn't book a test so they (college) triaged me and were happy I was safe to return. Unfortunately yes he is, head of construction (all the construction disciplines).

What they're getting at isif the did remote learning for one, others might want it and apparently they makes me work for you. Hell my lecturer has said he tried the remove teaching thing and couldn't get to grips with it as there was no 'class feedback', can't teach to an empty room on other words
 

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Yes you are probably correct , but nevertheless if you do not attend they will not get paid anyway , so where is the logic in that. Surely it will be better to have a returning student when your crisis is over.
 
Well I had my assessment today with NAPIT after the demise of Stroma, have to say it was a strange one due to social distancing and my jobs were all factory based this time. So glad I didn’t have to do it via video call.
 

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Having an abolsute ---- morning, been self-isolating for 2 weeks due to wife showing COVID symptoms, been learning remotely in that time with no issues what-so-ever. Last night me and wife had a massive row; she doesn't want me going into college to continue my studies but don't want to feel like she's making me give up the course.

Had a call from college yesturday effectively saying that i need to start going back in (was meant to start back today but kids didn't settle until 8am this morning and I couldn't leave the wife to manage all 3 little darlings on no sleep, we struggle enough as it is.

Phoned college this morning to advise i couldn't get in due to childcare issues and now i have a meeting with the head of contruction school tomorrow to discuss my future on the course.

College aren't willing to budge a single inch on remote working until they are forced to by government, I'm already classed as a vulnerable person with immuno issues, I'm not falling behind with work, I'm not missing any practicals (as we're not starting them until after Decemeber), I got the books that accompany the course, I got the guidance notes, BS7671 and On-Site Guide, I literally have everything i need to learn from home but they refuse to entertain the idea, doesnt matter than I;m vulnerable, doesn't matter that i've gota young family back here, doesnt matter that I'm not falling behind with work, they just want arses on seats.

I'm really stuck on how to fight this with them as its a constant brick wall, plus I'm gettting daily berating from the missus as she is scared shitless (she has General Anxiety Disorder anyway) and doesnt think it's enough that I'm following governement advice, always wearing gloves if im out, washing my hands whenever i come in and all that good stuff.

To put not too fine a point on it; I can't stop my studies, if i do then i have zero guarentee that the drive i have no will still be there in 12 months time, I NEED this to get me a break from the kids as time and time again i find myself not coping and wanting to hurt them (adjustment disorder and OCD brought on by 1st born). My biggest fears are 1) that all this work will go to waste and 2) that i wouldn't be able to cope around the kids 24/7, for thier own safety more than anything.

#rantover
many are having more arguments at home right now.
it is a scary situation with confusing advice and regulations.

It is difficult to do, however what you need to do is find some time when things are calm and have a conversation about it. shouting is unhelpfull,
we all have our problems, some work, some home, some family, some children, some money, some drugs, some are just too balmy to make sense of the world.

if you can't manage to talk it over in a calm manor, try each writing a plan as to how you want the next 6 months to go.
compare the 2 plans together after you have read each others and see if there is some compromise that can be made.

I feel for you, life is tough at the moment. if you have a roof over head and food on the table, you are doing better than some.

Keep working at it, giving up is an option not to be taken lightly.
 
I know it's not morning but my day has been crap. One word - toothache :-( Can't get a dentist appointment until Monday. So looks like a weekend of pain and paracetamol.
 

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Try flossing gently around the tooth and maybe spraying around it with some compressed air. It might reduce the pain until you can get an appointment. ps don't use an air compressor....

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