I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone can give me.*
At the start of last year I moved into a new department at work (I’m a civil servant), this was a more prestigious post and a promotion. I hated it from day one, it just wasn’t for me and was a huge mistake. I stuck it out on the understanding that after two years I could move back to my previous department, however I subsequently found out that I had been misinformed and this was not the case, that there would be no movements for the forseeable future.
This combined with other factors caused me to go off sick with subsequently diagnosed depression exacerbated by working conditions in my new department. I made it clear to the authorities that I wanted to get back to work as soon as possible but not in the department I’m currently working in.
A couple of months later after trying all internal avenues I’ve again been informed that there will be no transfers out of my current department. I intended to start back at work on Monday in the belief that although not immediate a transfer would happen at a future time. This news has left me sick to the stomach and I’m unsure what to do, I want to work, just not in my current department.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
*Please don’t post any nasty comments, I really don’t need them.