Post # 1
I was reading some of the responses on this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/how-sick-do-you-have-to-be-to-stay-home#axzz2s1oUASWk
Currently I have a cold. I can barely breath out of my nose, but have no choice but to go to work. I’m a teacher, and with the PSSA’s just a few weeks away, this time is so valuable for instruction, plus I got the sickness from my kids. Who are all in class. And sick. lol. I also get migraines, but I usually go to work with those too. I always stay home if I have the flu, strep throat, etc!
As a teacher, it’s actually more work to try to stay home than it is to go to school. :/ Taking days off is super stressful.
Anyways, the previous post (titled the same) made me want to synthesize the reults into a poll. So… vote away!
Post # 4
@OnceUponATime: The poll is empty, nothing to choose from.
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Post # 6
@emsy3110: Fixed it! It disappeared for some reason!
Post # 7
@Regina Phalange: YES! + 1234567890 x infininty
Post # 8
@OnceUponATime: Okay now I can vote 🙂
Post # 9
I need to have something really horrible and highly contagious, like strep, the flu. Sometimes I have a cold that lasts way too long and gets way too bad, so I’ll stay home a day for that.
Really, if I started getting a cold and just stayed home one of the first days and rested up, I probably wouldn’t get as sick as I do. But I have always had the “suck it up” mentality and fight through it.
Post # 10
I’m lucky enough to have unlimited sick time and the ability work from home when I need to. If I have a migraine, the flu, or some kind of cold where my head just isn’t working I’ll take a sick day. Otherwise I’ll work from home in bed. I’m lucky my work is really flexible with us.
Post # 11
@OnceUponATime: Unless I am on my deathbed, I work. I may not go into the office (if I can get others sick, I stay home), but I work.
My dad used 2 sick days in 30 years. I have used none so far (but will take 1 post marathon injured day)
Post # 12
The only 3 times I have ever stayed home sick were severe cases, otherwise I never missed a day despite colds and whatnot.
1) Swine Flu – I had to be at home in bed for almost a full week and missed all my shifts
2) Torn Ligament in Knee – I only took a single day off and went in on crutches for a cashier job for every other shift
3) Uterus issues – I was bleeding profusely and passing large chunks of tissue from my uterus and I missed 1 day (left early) as I couldn’t stand and do my job without bleeding all over
Post # 13
I have to have something contagious (outside of a cold or cough) or not be able to leave the bathroom. During our busy season it’s probably worse taking a sick day and trying to make it up versus just feeling miserable.
Post # 14
I’ve called in before because I just didn’t feel like going, lol. That being said, we have PTO we can use however we please and I would never do it if we were busy. Some days there’s a lot of internet surfing though….
Post # 15
I usually only call out for mental health days or for flu-like symptoms that I can’t manage. I work with cancer patients, so we shouldn’t be sick around them. Ironically, I had to call out today for food poisoning. It was not a pretty night/morning for me 😮
Post # 16
@Westwood: Ah! So jealous. I would love to call off! Or browse the net 😛
@Big Truck: Mental health days are an absolute must sometimes :/ Thankfully, I get surprise snow days for that.