I was promised a 100% science post before I signed on the dotted line. Days later I was told, not asked, that a third of my timetable would be maths. In short, I hate it, I hate going to work, am waking up with severe chest pains, am exhausted and grumpy. A blue-eyed boy from the academy trust has been given all my good sets, despite excellent results last year and I have SEN heavy sets with no help in both subjects. I have had enough. I am thinking about taking time off with stress but am concerned about the implications this may have for my career. There is a line on the back to work form asking if the reason for absence is work-related, what happens if I tick yes? I've spoken repeatedly to everyone who'll listen at work about how unhappy I am and have put forward proposals to reduce the maths but the person responsible for time tabling blocks it everytime. Will being off with stress affect future job applications? Thanks.