How bad is it to take sick leave your 2nd week at a new job?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
9038 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@regit45:  If you’re really sick, talk to your supervisor and go on home.  They’ll appreciate your concern to not spread it around.  There are so many viruses going around, everywhere, right now.  Half my office has been out for weeks.

I hope you feel better!  Get some rest!

Post # 4
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It’s not ideal but if you’re sick, you’re sick. They should understand and be happy that you’re not spreading it around. I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 5
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@regit45:  If you’re already at work and everyone can see that you’re sick, then it would probably be okay to go home.  Do you actually have sick leave that early on in a job?  Before leaving for the day, make sure to check with your supervisor to make sure it’s okay.

Post # 7
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@regit45:  I know some workplaces really suck and judge people for taking sick days, but that’s just stupid.

If you’re sick, you’re sick. No one wants you there spreading your germs and being less than productive.

I’ve been sent home by my boss before for coming in when I’m sick lol.

On the bright side, you tried, and you’re obviously sick so no one is going to think you’re faking or whatever.

As long as you prove yourself to be a good employee, I don’t think rational people would ever hold taking time off work when you’re actually sick against you!

PS: Feel better soon!

Post # 8
3507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@regit45:  I had to call off on my third day at a new job! The first day I was experiencing some tooth pain, the second day I was popping Advil like candy I was in so much pain. I woke up at 5am the third day and couldn’t take it anymore, I made an emergency dentist appointment – ended up getting 2 teeth pulled (a cavity was the culprit and they took a wisdom tooth out at the same time.) Luckily my boss is very laid back and was fine with it.. there was NO WAY I would of survived being there at third day, I would of just laid in a corner & cried. 

People understand you get sick, you can’t help it, you didn’t do it on purpose. I’d tell him the truth and leave before you puke on your desk.

Post # 9
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sorry, I wish I could say it would be okay to go home! Sadly, I’d be scared to go home my second week on the job! I’d probably tough it out and head straight home to hit the nyquil.

Post # 10
2279 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@regit45:  We had someone who broke his foot right after getting hired and delayed his start by 6 weeks. I guess it depends on how the company is, but if you’re sick, you’re sick. people don’t want sick people around.

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