(Closed) Calling out of work.

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: How do you feel when you have to call out for work?
    I get intimidated too. : (44 votes)
    61 %
    It doesn't bother me one bit. : (17 votes)
    24 %
    I have someone else call me out. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other (e-mail, text, etc). : (10 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2006

    I’m always afraid they’ll think I’m lying!  Especially when it’s something like a migraine or a stomach virus where you can sound just fine.

    Post # 6
    503 posts
    Busy bee

    Ugh, I know how you feel. I am always so afraid to call even though I it’s legitimately necessary. I’m a big baby.

    Post # 7
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I can’t remember the last time I was sick so if for whatever reason I have too, no way I would feel worried about it.  I think once in four years is allowed.  I do understand how much you would hate it being new, but I think they will understand if it doesn’t happen again during your probation period if you have one, and if they saw you looking pourly you are more than fine.

    Post # 9
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Last time I was sick I laid in bed trying to get up and go in..and made it all the way to the couch. I called and checked on what was going on before I called in so I could be sure to tell my boss that so and so could handle my work. I feel SUPER guilty when I call in so I don’t do it unless its an emergency.

    Post # 11
    2246 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I say go in and when they see that you aren’t feeling well but putting in the effort they will let you go.

    Post # 12
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I hate hate hate calling in sick, I always worry they’ll think I’m lying. Starting a new job is stressful enough, getting sick on top of it is awful. I had one internship in college that I was really nervous/stressed about. I think I was SO nervous I made my body freak out and on the second day at work I got a UTI and had to leave early and call in for the next day. My boss wanted to know exactly what was wrong. Embarassing much?! I hated that.

    Post # 13
    1325 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ugh. At my last job, you had to contact 2 different supervisors (who never answered their damn phones!)  from your department AND all of your coworkers to find shift coverage. I can remember lying on the floor of my bedroom with a 102 fever completely delirious making calls and waiting for calls for 6 hours!

    I never felt bad calling in personally, if I’m sick, then I’m sorry I’m sick! 

    Honestly, if the American culture didn’t frown severely on calling in sick, colds and nonsense wouldn’t be passed around and I bet less people would call in sick! 90% of my colds and crap were from coworkers.

    Feel better!

    Post # 15
    4546 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Tunacupcakes: I agree with you on that! So many illnesses are passed around needlessly. I’m in the teaching field and parents are always sending in sick kids. Yesterday I had 3 kids go home with the flu. One teacher had 10 kids out. Once there’s one sick kid, it spreads around like wildfire and before you know it, everyone is sick. People underestimate the good that staying home and resting for a day can do.

    Post # 16
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    If I didn’t catch hell when I come back, I wouldn’t have a problem calling in.  But because I do, I hate it and then more times than not I’m not able to ‘enjoy’ the time off.  I say ‘enjoy’ because even though being sick isn’t fun, it’s hard to relax and actually sleep any.

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