|The only issue is that whenever I log into my VPN I am not able to connect to the internet.|
Unless the other end of your VPN (work) is setup to allow internet access through their network, you won't be able to from home through your own when connected to the VPN.
Essentially what happens is, once you connect to the VPN you get a new network address (temporarily) on the work VPN network which stops your home PC from accessing the internet through your broadband connection. As soon as you disconnect from the VPN, your internet at home starts working again.
If you absolutely have to have internet while on the VPN I would suggest talking to your IT people at work about setting it up so VPN clients can access the internet through the VPN (work network).
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.