(Closed) Scared to leave work…

posted 10 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Could you work from home? Maybe that will appease your boss?

Post # 4
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Are you able to go home and rest today – and then maybe come in to catch up this weekend?

Hope you feel better!

Post # 5
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

can you work from home? you also don’t want to get others sick. maybe you can get the work done over the weekend when you’re feeling better, or work longer hours next week? take care of yourself, and i hope you feel better soon!

Post # 7
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Humm..if you’re sick you’re sick, but I personally wouldn’t take an unpaid sick day. A lot of companies see that as an abuse of time.

Post # 8
5117 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would let your boss know that while your Dr doesn’t want you back at work until Monday, you’d like to work at home so you can recover while preventing spreading your illness and still get everything ready for Monday. Even if they’re not thrilled you’re at home, I think they’d rather keep everyone else healthy. Keep your phone on you and you email up, and get rest when you need to, just spread the work throughout the day/evening if you can. *Feel better!*

Post # 9
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I second

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flamingred, my boss would rather me go home and get better than be pitiful at work and risk infecting other people. Take your stuff with you and if you’re feeling better on Saturday or Sunday you can work on it – just go home and rest for today!

Post # 10
4136 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

can you take advance sick leave?

Post # 11
4822 posts
Honey bee

Proper ettiquette is that if you are sick enough to get other people work or to make other people uncomfortable you need to leave.  If you are that sick, likely other people will recognize it and will  have no problem with you asking.

I understand about feeling bad, but go to your boss and say that you feel horrible but that you just can’t make it through the day and that you know you have XYZ to get done and promise to get it done this weekend because you are just too ill to do it properly today.

Post # 12
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

What kinda of sick are you? Like vomiting? Fever? Just a cold?

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