Post # 32
I get paid sick time, but it is very frowned upon to actually take the time off. Unless I have a nasty case of the flu where I’m vomitting and making frequent trips to the toilet I am expected to be at work. A head cold is not an excuse to miss work, nor is a headache. For more than one day off a doctor’s note is required.
Post # 33
I get paid for sick time, but I only take it when necessary. If I have a headache or a headcold, I’m going in the office. Nothing a little dayquil can’t cure. If I’m sick with the flu or have a stomach bug, I’m keeping my butt at home. I can work from home though too…so if that’s the case, I just let my boss know how crappy I’m feeling and check my email or dial into conference calls if needed.
Post # 34
It’s funny that this question came up, because today I am using sick time for the very first time in my life. Ha. I’m very conflicted about it. I am definitely sick, but not so bad that I couldn’t sit at my desk and try to work if I had to. The main reasons I decided to stay home are that (1) my boss is a germophobe and strongly suggested that I take the day off and (2) my nose is running so much that it would be hard for me to maintain a “professional” appearance at the office today. So I’m home. It feels weird though. My husband has never used sick time either, so I almost felt guilty telling him I wasn’t going in today.
Post # 35
We have the option to work from home, so if I’m not feeling great, but functional, usually I’ll work from home as much as I can (so I’m not behind when I go back). If I’m feeling horrible, then I take a sick day and not work at all.
Post # 36
I still go in to work with stuff like a head cold, but if I’m vomiting or running a high fever which doesn’t happen that often, then I won’t go in.
Post # 37
I’m a teacher so I pretty much have to go to work when I’m sick…even if not, I have to come in and make sure all of my lessons are prepared for the substitute, which can be a bigger pain in the ass then just coming in and doing it myself. I usually just sit down a lot more and get them to do more seatwork when I’m sick. It’s awful, but any teacher would tell you the same thing.