(Closed) How many times do you call in sick or "sick" to work?? POLL!

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: How many sick days do you use in a year?
    0 days : (30 votes)
    15 %
    1-2 days : (43 votes)
    22 %
    3-5 days : (30 votes)
    15 %
    5-7 days : (15 votes)
    8 %
    7-10 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    11+ : (9 votes)
    5 %
    I only call off when I'm sick : (27 votes)
    14 %
    I take the occasional mental health day : (25 votes)
    13 %
    I like turtles! : (11 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I get an occurence everytime call in sick and don’t get sick time so unless on my death bed I don’t call in

    Post # 4
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I work in a mental hospital, so calling off means someone who expected the day off gets called in, and that’s no fun. I have yet to call in and even if I was sick I would feel bad about it. (I laughed a bit at the “mental health day” option…I could use those sometimes!)

    Post # 5
    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t call in sick unless I’m really, truly sick and can’t work.  I work in a high-pressure job as well, and missing a day makes things a whole lot worse!

    Post # 6
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    I get 15 uncertified sick days a year and I only used 2 last year. lol

    Post # 7
    4419 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I actually don’t work because of my health.  I have an autoimune disease that causes me to be in a lot of pain and unable to work a lot.  Last year I had 32 days where I would not have been able to work if I had been employed.  Before I got sick, I would miss maybe four or five days of work a year, and yes, I would sometimes use a sick day for a mental health day. 

    Post # 8
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’ve not used any yet. We don’t get designated sick days, and so far haven’t been sick enough to make myself use one of my days that would otherwise be used for vacation!

    Post # 9
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If we call off too much at my work, we get fired.. I call off ONLY if I have to!

    Post # 10
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Almost never, I would have to be really sick to not come into work. As in like have a fever/throwing up/something serious like bronchitis or pneumonia. A cold, headache, I still go to work. I have never taken a mental health day. I miss 0-2 days of work a year generally. I do not get designated sick days, and I am salaried so it’s not like I wouldn’t get paid if I called in more, it just seems wrong to me to not come to work unless I am physically unable.

    Post # 11
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have “PTO” all in one big bank. So every sick day is one less day I can take for vacation. So I only call in sick when I’m really sick. Like really sick! Usually 1-2 days per year.

    Post # 12
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I usually don’t call off unless I am sick.  I have the luxury of working from home if I want so if I don’t feel like going into work I can work at home and get paid.  This cuts down on the sick days that I use.



    Post # 13
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Zero.  We don’t have sick leave, only comprehensive leave.

    Post # 14
    3421 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    I and my co-worker get paid hourly. If we don’t come in, we don’t get paid. My co-worker last year called out over 25 times and by the end of the year I had had enough. This year he has already called out 3 times. I think it really doesn’t matter as long as you are respectful of your boss and co-workers about it. IE: NOT calling out last minute. I probably called “sick” (Day of) around 5-7 times last year. But most of the time I schedule my time off. If I know I am not going to be in, I usually know at least 2 weeks in advance. That gives our ppl plently of time to get a temp for the day, if need be.

    By The Way I am in Administration.

    Post # 15
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Mewithoutyou:  I only call off when I’m really sick.  I’m generally pretty healthy, so that’s never been a problem.  I haven’t been at my current company that long (it will be a year and 4 months in February), but I’ve never called in sick there.  I called in to say I would be late one morning when my car battery died (good times), but that was it.

    I’m actually off work today (and was off yesterday and will be off tomorrow), but it was preplanned PTO.  My mom is in town visiting so we can shop for wedding dresses, and I have to say that it’s really nice to be typing this from home on my laptop at 1:00 in the afternoon on a Thursday … In my pajamas.  Smile

    Post # 16
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I get 9 sick days to use a year. If I don’t use them, I lose them… so yes occasionally I call in sick for a mental health day 🙂 Normally I try not to take any off until I know I’m close to maxing out my sick time.  Unless I actually am really sick

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