(Closed) Calling in Sick…

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I don’t think you should call in.

Post # 4
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Call in, technically you are sick, no one has to know the reason why. 

Post # 5
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i wouldn’t bc i would feel incredibly guilty all day

Post # 6
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you go to bed early today? Honestly I would judge it on whether you feel up to doing your job or not.

Post # 6
3622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you won’t be able to do your job because you feel like you’re in hell, I’d call out. It’s a terrible feeling to go to work hungover.

Post # 8
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I wouldn’t do it, unless your sick days are part of a “personal leave” package- i.e., you get a set number of days off to take as sick days, vacations, mental health days, etc. But…if you’re going to use it as a straight “sick day,” it’s not going to look great and could cause some questions/undermine your reliability in the future. Especially since you have a vacation on Friday!

It might be better to suck it up and go in, and if you still feel crappy, trying to go home early with a “migraine” or something. 

Post # 9
5217 posts
Bee Keeper

If you have the time- do it. I don’t know how your employer is, but as long as I have X amount of hours in my PTO bank, all I need to tell them is I’m not coming in and that’s all 

Post # 10
10283 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you have sick time to use? If so, those days are a benefit of your job therefore you get to use them at your discretion. If you want to call in, call in. I do so pretty regularly since I lose ’em if I don’t use ’em. I’m underpaid as it is so you bet your ass I take full advantage of every benefit I can get from my job. 

Also, I’ve never once felt guilty about calling in. Maybe when I work for an employer who gives a shit about me but in corporate America (where I work), that just doesn’t happen. 

Post # 11
9163 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I personally wouldn’t do it- the work day after a known event is so suspicious of a day to take off. At best go to work and come home early if you still feel really sick. You will at least get points for going in! Or be honest when you call in and say you had a big night!

Post # 12
7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’d do it with no guilt whatsoever.  I’m not sure if things are different here in Canada, but if you call in sick, it’s no one’s business but your own why you did.

Post # 13
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you’re sick — regardless of the reason — take a sick day. Unless your employer is very strict with them, you’ve only taken one this year. Enjoy the day in bed!

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