I have been signed off on sick leave by my doctor. I have had problems with bullying from management and I am currently debating my future at the school. I do not feel it would be a good idea to go back to the school. I have the option to resign by the end of this week, but my union has suggested not to and they will try to get a compromise agreement. However, if I go this route it will mean being signed off work for 9 weeks with stress as then they will negotiate an exit at Christmas and some pay for a couple of months (the payment is not guaranteed). I am uncomfortable going this route as I have been told that how long you have had sick leave can now be written on your reference. I don't know which will be worse for getting a new job: resigning at an unusual part of the year or being signed off with stress for 9 weeks. I am not sure if I did resign if my school would allow me to leave immediately, however, there is another teacher in the school that is being allowed to leave this week.