I am in my 2nd week of my GP signing me off for stress - during this time my HOD contacted me several times for resources sow's etc - there obviously is a mountain of work piling up and all the problems that contributed to my stress. I'm worried if I leave I'll get a bad reference, I'm almost certain the HOD wants rid of me now - I have asked head of faculty what happens and she asked me was I making out a grievance against my HOD? or others? I'm not sure I can face it on one hand, but on the other hand I am sick that my 2nd years have been cut short on the excellent progress we were making - Based on an unfair observation that I think was a set up anyway (previously got high 2) I'll get unfitted mark on a probation that was extended anyway and I'm gone! or well, a months notice in which they will try to get me to complete the curriculum which theyve been hassling for and leave them everything in place for them to hand over - which is exactly what the previous lecturer who left under a cloud before me didn't do - he went off gardening leave due to indiscretions and took most of his resources leaving me to try scrap it all together... Should I just quit? Should I thrown myself on their mercy? Play ball and try turn it round (i think it's likely a lost cause) theyve even notified likelihood they will cut hours down to 7.5 a FT course from 10.5 per course and I see no evidence of marketing in the area (likely low or No numbers) - at a bit of a loss what to do - my wife says do the minimum and keep applying but my subject area is pretty rare and govt are cutting more funding - any ideas support suggestions? PS my union I notified a week ago and they havent come back with advice despite 2 phone calls.