(Closed) Personal days/mental health days?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I always want to do this…but I always end up  feeling too guilty to take a day if I don’t really have anything else scheduled/if i’m not actually sick. I DO want to take a day in March though, just because that’s a long stretch where I don’t have any days off, and planning a day off makes it seem less dreary to go to work every day!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I do it all the time.  We get a lot of sick days and vacation days (I’m taking 3 weeks off for the wedding and will STILL have 2 weeks of vacation left over this year, not to mention more than a month’s worth of sick time)  and there’s too many people around here who have let their days stack up so much that they’re losing them now.  I will NOT be one of those people!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yup. I do this about every couple of months actually. I say I am ill but just take a few days off for myself and my mental well being! Life is too short and you have to take care of you.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep, today. In my defense, I did have some pretty crappy cramps last night which kept me up but I probably could have went to work today. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t now that I have a real job (sort of a real job, anyway, lol), but I did it all the time back when I was in college. Especially for this one internship I had that never had anything for me to do. 😛

I definitely think they’re a good way to keep yourself balanced. If I had sick days or anything, I would definitely take one every now and then.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes I have definitely done this before! I have done it just because I need a day of doing absolutely nothing at home by myself. I think mental health days should be built in and that you shouldnt have to fake sick. My first company was a Mental Health non-profit so we could call in for a mental health day (even though we were using sick time) but nowadays I have to fake physical sick in order to take one and that sucks!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m thinking I will stay home when I leave in 20 mins for lunch.  I was feeling nauseous this morning and threw up, which made me temporarily feel a little better, but I still have a nasty headache and nausea.  I don’t have anything left to do today at work so I wouldn’t feel too guilty about leaving.

I took one personal/”sick” day since I started and it was definitely deserved and necessary–but I work in a position where my being there is rarely necessary.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SadieBee: That sounds wonderful! Have fun and don’t feel guilty! 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t done this since I started at my current job (last July) but I’m almost positive that I will one day this week… I did it a lot at my old job.

I think the reason I haven’t here yet is because I actually feel like I have my own jobs to do that no one else will do if I’m not here. I’m trying to get caught up this week so I can call in sick Thursday because I”m mentally exhausted and I need a day.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Sometimes mental health days are just necessary for your real health and sanity. Don’t feel bad for taking one!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Never. I felt guilty for not going to work on day when I was so sick I couldnt even stand up. I slept for the majority of the day but whenever I would wake up I would call the store or pull out my laptop to try and do some work from home. Pretty sure I am a workoholic.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Yes, I’ve done that before.  I call them “mental health days”.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i take these all the time!

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