(Closed) He doesn’t understand taking a ‘mental health day’

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have a full time job and took the day off? If so, just remind him that you are getting paid to do nothing and your get vacation/personal days for a reason. My Fiance doesn’t get it sometimes either but it’s because he is self employed and never gets a free day.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

meh, his loss! I think mental health days are completely necessary. And as a rule in the states, we don’t get enough.

Post # 5
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2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What? I’ve been a full supporter of the mental health day since high school. Sometimes you just can’t be productive without one!

Post # 6
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m a firm believer in the mental health day!!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Most guys don’t understand mental health days. I told the fiance it is my job and if I have the time and need to chill I’m doing it! He stays home all day, so he really can’t bug my much when I take a break. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I switched my hours around though so now I work 4 10-hour days and have Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday off. LOVE IT! I was bummed originally they didn’t give me three days in a row off, but I actually prefer it this way. I work 3 days, then I get a break, then I work a day, then I get my weekend. I haven’t taken a mental health day off since starting my new shift.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sometimes you just need a mental health day (and I sometimes think wedding planning requires them more often – lol).  That’s what sick days are for in my book.  They don’t just have to be used for physical health; mental health is just as important.

Enjoy your day off to relax and do nothing, de-stress, and be ready to jump back into it all tomorrow!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

oh man i SOOOOO need one!

it’s funny though – not neccesarily “mental health days” but taking time off in general…my hubby NEVER takes time off unless he is so sick he literally can’t move.

he also works for such a SMALL business that he’s the manager and can’t take off even when he IS sick and doesn’t GET “PTO” (paid time off) or anything like that.

I work for a HUGE corporation and I get 24 days of PTO every year (and accumulate more the longer you’re here) and on days I take off just to HAVE my own mental health day – he doesn’t “get it” and thinks I’m “wasting time”…

um – hello – my company MAKES you take time off! they ENCOURAGE it!

but it’s not what he knows or is used to and doesn’t “get” it.

yeah – i totally need one…course we DO get monday for memorial day off… ๐Ÿ™‚

part of me is tempted, though, to ask for friday off to have a 4-day weekend…but I have used a bit OF my PTO here lately for other emergancies…but ya know – you’re making me talk myself into it… :p

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Fiance doesn’t get it either – but he is an HR director so I guess that’s how he’s supposed to feel?? He calls off work like twice a year. Tops!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Haha! In counseling psych, we call it, “self-care”! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not working now, and not exactly looking for work either…so everyday is a mental health day.  It is getting old…I want a job…

Actually, I am in school and on break…but bored…

Maybe part-time?  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

There is a reason we get so many sick days. Sometimes you just need a freakin’ day off! Refresher. He’s just jealous he doesn’t get one, too =]

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@JuneBride – you get 24 days of PTO a year!?!?!  So jealous!  I get 10.  And even if you’ve worked for the company for forever, the max per year you can ever earn is 15.  You’ve got a pretty sweet deal going there.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@FutureKMM: – Really? I thought that was pretty standard. I get 15 days of PTO, 10 sick days, and 3 personal days, so around 28 days total. Plus I get all government holidays off, even election days in November when we have them (which is this year! Woot!)

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