(Closed) How Many Sick Days per Year do you take?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Sick/Mental Health Days Per Year Taken?
    1 : (17 votes)
    18 %
    2 : (23 votes)
    24 %
    3 : (15 votes)
    16 %
    4 : (11 votes)
    12 %
    5 : (6 votes)
    6 %
    6 : (7 votes)
    7 %
    7 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    8+ : (14 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am allotted 6. I normally never take any. This year I have taken all but one of them so far. I have had a stressful year and a couple were more mental heath days rather then sick days. Just needing a break.

    Post # 4
    13248 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Maybe 1 or 2 tops.  I hardly ever call in sick…and if I do, I generally end up working late after that and recover any missed hours.

    Post # 5
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have 15 days and so far I’ve taken 2.

    Post # 7
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    As few as possible, which usually works out to be 2, usually because of crippling migraines.

    Post # 8
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I say take it.  I take one about once every two months or so but they come out of my PTO that I’ve earned – so I dont feel bad for taking them.  Everyone needs a break from everyday life once in awhile.

    Post # 9
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We don’t get “sick” days per se, we just have lumped together paid time off, so I have to use my PTO when I’m sick. This year I used 4 of my 14 vacation days on being sick. 🙁 Haven’t been sick in like 5 years and suddenly it all hit at once!

    Post # 10
    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I get 8 a year and only use about half of them. I don’t get sick that often, but usually it’s just me needig a day off! I don’t feel bad about it, as I see his as part of my benefits package. I always make sure my staff have enough coverage, and they know they can call me if they need anything. 

    Post # 11
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I just started a new career as a teacher this year.  I haven’t taken any mental health or sick days yet, but I plan to take one in January to go to Disneyland with my FI!  As a teacher, I get so much time off, it’s really bad to take any time off if I don’t need to.  However, we’re allowed to use our 10 sick days as we see fit–no questions asked 🙂  They encourage us to stay home if we need to, since dealing with teenagers every day can be quite exhausting!

    At my last job, however, I got 10 sick days per year and I used all of them every year.  I got sick more often and since my job wasn’t as crucial, I didn’t feel guilty about taking time off.

    Post # 12
    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    0 is pretty much standard for me. It’s a serious rarity for me to get sick.


    Post # 13
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m contract/hourly so I try not to take any.  I’ve taken 2 so far this year though. Both sick.

    Post # 15
    14660 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    None – we dont get any sick days and I rarely get sick enough to stay out of work.  Last time that happen was 5 years ago.

    Post # 16
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I have 15 days of whatever (sick, vacation, personal). I try to save all of that for vacation or personal stuff, so I rarely take a “sick” day – probably on average 1 a year. Fortunately I don’t get sick often.

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