Dear sages of the workplace dilemmas board, I have been at my current school since February half term of last year. In my contract, it says 8 weeks notice for either party in the first year of service and a term thereafter (Independent school). So my quandry is this: it looks ever more like my husband and I are heading for IVF, which has made me a complete wreck of a human being. I am moderately depressed and barely coping. I know that I will not be able to undergo the procedures involved while working full--time in my current post (ordinary classroom teacher), if I can cope at all to get to that stage. I can either resign for Easter or Summer, if I can make it that long. So I am suffering not so much from wrs, but infertility-related stress exacerbated by work (all self-diagnosed). I know I am not thinking very clearly at the moment (and probably not writing very clearly at the moment either), so I thought I should seek your advice. I do think leaving at summer would be better in the long run (I intend to take next academic year focusing on treatments and starting our family - we have saved long and hard for that benefit, and I know we are fortunate to be able for me to not work for probably most of the next year). And obviously there would be a considerable difference in pay... But I'm not sure I can make it that long (I've spent most of this weekend in tears). The advantage at leaving at Easter would be to begin treatment a month earlier, and to have some time for counseling and complementary therapies (acupuncture, yoga etc...), both of which I cannot do while full-time at this school. Any thoughts?