Post # 1
Okay Bees, I’m curious! How many times a year do you call in sick to work?
Do you only call in when your sick or do you take the occasional ‘mental health days’ as my mother called them while I was in school 🙂
I work in a high stress job, some people call off at least once a month, where others never call in!! So I’m just curious how many call in and if it’s always because your sick?
Post # 3
I get an occurence everytime call in sick and don’t get sick time so unless on my death bed I don’t call in
Post # 4
I work in a mental hospital, so calling off means someone who expected the day off gets called in, and that’s no fun. I have yet to call in and even if I was sick I would feel bad about it. (I laughed a bit at the “mental health day” option…I could use those sometimes!)
Post # 5
I don’t call in sick unless I’m really, truly sick and can’t work. I work in a high-pressure job as well, and missing a day makes things a whole lot worse!
Post # 6
I get 15 uncertified sick days a year and I only used 2 last year. lol
Post # 7
I actually don’t work because of my health. I have an autoimune disease that causes me to be in a lot of pain and unable to work a lot. Last year I had 32 days where I would not have been able to work if I had been employed. Before I got sick, I would miss maybe four or five days of work a year, and yes, I would sometimes use a sick day for a mental health day.
Post # 8
I’ve not used any yet. We don’t get designated sick days, and so far haven’t been sick enough to make myself use one of my days that would otherwise be used for vacation!
Post # 9
If we call off too much at my work, we get fired.. I call off ONLY if I have to!
Post # 10
Almost never, I would have to be really sick to not come into work. As in like have a fever/throwing up/something serious like bronchitis or pneumonia. A cold, headache, I still go to work. I have never taken a mental health day. I miss 0-2 days of work a year generally. I do not get designated sick days, and I am salaried so it’s not like I wouldn’t get paid if I called in more, it just seems wrong to me to not come to work unless I am physically unable.
Post # 11
I have “PTO” all in one big bank. So every sick day is one less day I can take for vacation. So I only call in sick when I’m really sick. Like really sick! Usually 1-2 days per year.
Post # 12
I usually don’t call off unless I am sick. I have the luxury of working from home if I want so if I don’t feel like going into work I can work at home and get paid. This cuts down on the sick days that I use.
Post # 13
Zero. We don’t have sick leave, only comprehensive leave.
Post # 14
I and my co-worker get paid hourly. If we don’t come in, we don’t get paid. My co-worker last year called out over 25 times and by the end of the year I had had enough. This year he has already called out 3 times. I think it really doesn’t matter as long as you are respectful of your boss and co-workers about it. IE: NOT calling out last minute. I probably called “sick” (Day of) around 5-7 times last year. But most of the time I schedule my time off. If I know I am not going to be in, I usually know at least 2 weeks in advance. That gives our ppl plently of time to get a temp for the day, if need be.
By The Way I am in Administration.
Post # 15
@Mewithoutyou: I only call off when I’m really sick. I’m generally pretty healthy, so that’s never been a problem. I haven’t been at my current company that long (it will be a year and 4 months in February), but I’ve never called in sick there. I called in to say I would be late one morning when my car battery died (good times), but that was it.
I’m actually off work today (and was off yesterday and will be off tomorrow), but it was preplanned PTO. My mom is in town visiting so we can shop for wedding dresses, and I have to say that it’s really nice to be typing this from home on my laptop at 1:00 in the afternoon on a Thursday … In my pajamas.
Post # 16
I get 9 sick days to use a year. If I don’t use them, I lose them… so yes occasionally I call in sick for a mental health day 🙂 Normally I try not to take any off until I know I’m close to maxing out my sick time. Unless I actually am really sick