Sick Leave At New Job

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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4559 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My philosophy is that if you are sick, you are sick. To be honest, if people did not drag themselves into work when they were unwell with bugs then there would be a lot less sick leave needed, so you are doing the right thing by staying away.

 

Post # 4
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m in an extremely similar position. I started a new job 10 weeks ago, and I have been sick these past few days. It’s such a nerve-wracking feeling. I’m afraid I’m going to get fired, but I’m legitimately too sick to work. 

Post # 5
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924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I got sick and had to be out for an entire week of work my second week! It was awful, and I was so terrified of being fired, but everything turned out okay. I think that so long as you’re getting your work done well while you’re there and you clearly communicate with your boss(es) about being sick, you’ll be fine. You can’t help being sick. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

aanncan56 :  I live in Australia, and I know our stance on taking sick leave is a little more relaxed here. But seriously, when I was nursing bringing a respiratory infection or gastro bug to work could cost a frail person their life, so I have always been very pro active with my health and don’t tend to apologise when I need time off. 

I hope you and honeybadgered :  feel much better soon.

Post # 7
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454 posts
Helper bee

IMO if they knock you for being obviously sick, then I wouldn’t want to work at a place like that anyway. Being around other people when you’re sick (especially with a stomach bug!) is a VERY legitimate reason to stay home!

Post # 9
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4858 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

People talk shit about people who call sick regardless of how long you’ve been there. It’s none of their business. If you’re sick , you’re sick. 

Post # 10
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18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would stay home until you are better.  It makes me so mad having people come in when they are sick because I catch everything and it takes me forever to get over things.  They will see what a good employee you are and that you don’t take leave soon enough.

Post # 11
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6806 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Does your company have any policies regarding sick leave? Where I work were only allowed to take 2 sick days in a row without having a doctor’s note.

Post # 12
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6441 posts
Bee Keeper

aanncan56 :  My husband broke his hand in one week, and then the next week I had a miscarriage. My direct supervisor completely understood but this other lady in the department made up a lie about how I was faking sick…so it depends on how your company is

Post # 13
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1593 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

aanncan56 :  If you have gastro, you are medically advised to stay off work until 48 hours after symptoms cease. Get yourself a medical certificate just to cover your ass (even if your work doesn’t demand one it’s good proof that you really were sick enough to see a doctor) and rest up. Shit happens, it’s just unfortunate a lot of shit happened to you in a six week period.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

aanncan56 :  I’m the supervisor of several employees.  In your case I think you’ll be fine.  They know you’re really sick and that’s not your fault.  I wouldn’t hold anything like that against one of my employees at all, even if they were new.

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