Post # 1
My fiance said to me this morning ‘I just don’t want this doesn’t become a problem.’ Come ON! Sometimes people just need time to chill. I plan to do NOTHING today. Just relax. And read weddingbee. LOL
Post # 3
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
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
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
I’m a firm believer in the mental health day!!!!
Post # 7
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. 😉
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
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
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… 🙂
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
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
Haha! In counseling psych, we call it, “self-care”! 🙂
Post # 12
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? 🙂
Post # 13
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
@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
@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!)
Post # 16
@roxy – yes, I am full time. I have 70something hours of sick time right now, so I feel ok taking some!
@FutureKMM – I never thought about that, being physical OR mental! Good way to think of it!
I feel guilty taking the day off. I feel like FH will judge me or something. Blah.