(Closed) Have you ever called in sick to take care of a sick pet?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yup, my cat is my baby. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

No, but I would.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yep I have! and it was excused!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I haven’t had a pet since I’ve been in my career, but we are getting a dog on monday and I would 100% call in sick if I had to 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

Yep! & my old boss had 2 dogs and completely understood 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No, but I wouldn’t think twice about it.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, several times. My dog had Giardia once which was terrible.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yes I did once.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Yes I have.  My Siamese who eats EVERYTHING ate a dinner plate sized hole out of a curtain.  Needless to say, he was very sick and almost needed surgery.

But I am 100% honest about it.

But the Fed Gov has a very good work/life balance and supports that kind of thing (within reason) anyways

@ Pitbulllover:  How did it turn out??? :((( Poor baby!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, I have. I’d rather take a day off work than come to do a dead pet if they take a turn for the worse in the middle of the day!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I definitely would, but hopefully I would have a job where I could just tell them the truth.

Animals are literally a part of peoples’ families, in many cases. I hope that, some day, most jobs will accept a sick pet as a valid reason for staying home.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes, they need us 🙂

I can’t stand seeing my puppy sick, it’s heartbreaking! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh! Yes! My dog had a SUPER bad virus once, and needed to be rushed to the vet, and then supervised for 24 hours. I called my boss in a panic right after I discovered the problem (She’s a really cool). I ended in coming in late that morning, and the guy I was dating at the time stayed with Payton.

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Busy bee

Yup, i had to leave work to relieve Darling Husband at the ER vet. My boss gave me a hard time though, I asked her how would she feel if her daughter had a broken leg? I reminded her animals still feel pain and then I left. I quit shortly after. 

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