Post # 1
Very sore throat and slight fever of 99.7. Went home today when the sore throat started b/c it hurt to talk (and I answer phones all day lol).
What to do? I’m well enough to lay in the bed on my laptop….
Post # 3
If you can’t talk, then I would call in sick. If you had what I had though, the throat will feel better in a day but then you will start having a bunch of congestion and coughing. Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 4
call in sick – please. It’s a big deal for like 2 days, then everyone forgets. Especially if you are really sick. LOL.
Post # 5
If there is a chance you are contagious, I’m sure your coworkers & clients would really like it if you would stay home.
If it puts your job at risk, I don’t know what I would do in that situation.
Post # 6
I am in the minority but I am a suck it up type of person. It is not technically a fever until it hits 100.4, right now your body is just telling you it is fighting something. Sore throats, coughs and runny noses are the norm right now bc of the change of season and weather. Just rest up and drink fluids, but ultimately listen to your body. If you feel horrible still in the morning, then call off.
Post # 7
For me it would be a fever. My normal temp is 98.1. Not everyone is 98.6. I understand the urge to suck it up & soldier on, but I’d be concerned about exposing other people to whatever I had.
Post # 8
fever means it’s contagious right? or maybe that is just an old-wise tale not sure. Either way see how you feel in the morning!
Post # 9
Everyone’s body tmeperature increases and decreases through out the day and naturally peaks in the afternoons. Personally I would take a couple tylenol and cough drops and go to work if nothing has changed in the morning. It is unlikely that if it is strep throat that you would spread it to others just by being around them, don’t share cups or anything like that and wash your hands and it will be ok.
Post # 10
If you answer phones and cant talk then you should call in sick. Sitting up at a laptop is not the same thing as talking. Plus even if it is just a sore throat, you could still be contagious. Thats what sick leave is for…when you arent feeling your best.
Post # 11
I would call in sick. You don’t want to risk getting anyone else sick. It’s a great excuse. 🙂
Post # 12
I would call in sick (but for full disclosure, I work in NICU and the policy is to call in if you are even the slightest hint of sick, and stay away for 48 hours after symptoms are gone to protect the babies)
Post # 13
well see how you feel in the morning, but I say please don’t come in to work and get the rest of us sick! 🙂
Post # 14
Stay home if you don’t feel like you are well enough to work. But you don’t have a fever (and no, it’s STILL not a fever even if you run slightly lower than average). I wouldn’t worry at this point about getting other people sick, but if you rest for a day you might avoid getting more sick than you already are.
Post # 15
I’ve been in the same exact situation the past couple of days, and my job entails answering phones most of the day, too. I would say if you can deal with the lost day’s pay, staying home and resting it off an extra day would be your best bet. I’m wishing I did that today, although my temperature had gone down a bit from yesterday. I know I’d have been much happier, and probably be recovering better right now. But money desparations currently dictate otherwise.
Post # 16
@sassy411: It has nothing to do with what your personal body temp is. I am just saying as I am a nurse, it isn’t techincally a fever until it is 100.4. I completely understand those that don’t like to expose themselves to others. I just make sure it is warranted first.