March 10, 2021. Wednesday.

Whinging, just move on honestly.

20:30

I can’t earn more money working any harder. I can’t earn money doing something else because they day job sucks all the life out of me. I can’t change the day job role because the owner just thinks I see the job as beneath me and doesn’t listen to ANY sort of complaint no matter how constructive or sugar coated it is. I can’t just work harder on the job so the job has the money to give me a raise because I’m in so much fucking debt it’s actually too hilarious to think of doing free work. I paid more in bank charges this month than I earned in my first job lmao.

I can’t even apply to a new job because my brain is so FUCKING broken that nothing is motivational. “So tell me, why do you want this job” I dunno pal, had too many mental breakdowns at my last place and now my boss just fuckin hates talking to me and I still have bills that need paying? How’s that sit for you, start on Monday aye?

I am trapped.

21:26

Honestly I feel like I only have the one option left. No, not killing myself yet. I can play a legal card here to break the cycle.

You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

Let’s define.

‘substantial’ is more than minor or trivial, eg it takes much longer than it usually would to complete a daily task like getting dressed
‘long-term’ means 12 months or more, eg a breathing condition that develops as a result of a lung infection

Well first off I just had to check to see if I even got dressed yet today, so lets just tick that. I’d say non-curable is pretty long term too.

Now then it seems that ADHD is covered by the equality act. This means my income is safe, this also means my employer is obliged to adjust my role to fit the disability. A disability by the way does not need to be diagnosed in the UK, but it would make it harder to argue in court. I imagine worst case I’d get at least a few months pay in a settlement way sooner than any court date so no bother.

Alright so with that as leverage I change my role by force to get rid of all these shitty data entry tasks that make me just fucking suicidal and actually give everyone a kick up the arse so I can work on new interesting builds instead of just being shuffled into doing maintenance duty over and over and over and forever and forever.

Nobody is sued, my job goes back to being awesome, I am able to work harder, everybody is happy.

I just read like 18 tabs of legalese and lawyer websites since the last segment haha. At least (still undiagnosed) ADHD comes with the hyperfocus buff when things become urgent!

21:38

I don’t even need to lean on a future ADHD diagnosis, depression is covered by the EqA as-is as long as it meets the substantial and long-term rules. Sorted.

I am going to nicely ask that things are changed first don’t get me wrong, I’m not gonna have a lawyer join my next e-virtual iMeeting just yet. I just need some leverage. Nobody cares unless you have leverage.

22:19

Man I love it when it gets super windy out while I’m scheming. Makes me feel powerful.

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