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Morning ladies. How do you find things at work while going through menopause?

Does your workplace have things in place to help you?

Are you colleagues and management supporting you?

I have been in an office with 9 other women and I struggled as most of them are always cold so I've now been given my own office where I can have the window wide open and nobody moans :) it's amazing the difference it has made to how I cope while on a 10 hour shift.

Let us know how you cope and what has been done to help and support you.

Happy Saturday ladies ❤️

Comments

  • Mary78Mary78 Posts: 30 ✭✭

    oh that's fantastic to hear! I don't have hot flushes (yet lol), but can get extremely irritated for no reason...also keep forgetting things which affects my work. I'm working fomr home and it's hard to stay motivated.

  • MonicaMMonicaM Posts: 337 ✭✭✭

    @Julie20

    I work remotely now my company has always been 100% remote so I deal with my menopausal symptoms on my own at the house. But when I went to an office, I had a fan in my office and that helped out a lot and I had my own office so when I didn't want to be bothered I could close my door.

  • MonicaMMonicaM Posts: 337 ✭✭✭

    @Mary78

    Yes, sometimes it is hard to concentrate and stay motivated when you work from home so I have to take several breaks so that I can focus and sometimes I listen to music and that helps me.

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 345 mod

    I now work from home on Tuesdays and I love it. Working all day while I'm my pj's. Can't beat it :)

  • SuzCSuzC Posts: 9

    I have no support whatsoever. I don't think my bosses know / care about the menopause.Is there anything we employees can do? I'm not the only menopausal lady at work but have no idea how to start a conversation around this tbh.

  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 345 mod

    Hi @SuzC that's really sad to hear. You would think that they would realise that it happens to all women and have something in place. Do you work in a big company? Or have occupational health? I work in the NHS so guess they have to acknowledge it. It may be worth speaking with other ladies of your age and setting up a support group with each other. Having someone to rant to at work when you are having a bad day makes a big difference x

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