(Closed) Using a sick day on New years eve…POLL

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How should I take off NYE?
    Put in sick time today and make a note about last minute doc appointment : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Put in sick time today with no explanation : (16 votes)
    7 %
    Just call in that morning and say I'm not feeling well : (15 votes)
    7 %
    Elaborate ruse: fake sick tomorrow afternoon to go home early and call in the next morning : (16 votes)
    7 %
    Use a regular vacation day and forfeit my sick days : (169 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 2
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I’d go to work and not call off. And i would of planned ahead of time earlier in the year to ask for it off, but that’s me.

    I would worry about how management/my boss would look at me calling off before a holiday.

    Post # 3
    940 posts
    Busy bee

    If your vacation expires just take a vacation day. That’s what they are there for.

    Post # 4
    4271 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t believe sick days are equal to vacation days, aka I don’t think they’re just “yours to use” like vacation or personal days are. They’re there to use if you are sick. And you’re not. So I would take it as a vacation day.

    Post # 5
    5940 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    It’d just be too fishy for me personally to do. I think anyone who cares will see right through it so if you don’t mind that… I didn’t vote because I’m sorta thinking your last one should say regular vacation day??

    Post # 6
    4504 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    What would I do? Honestly? I would go to work.

    The only option you stated that I would do is put in for a regular vacation day and forfeit the sick days you did not need as you were not sick.

    Post # 7
    13 posts

    Take a sick day, but call out the morning of. You have earned the time so use it; it is clear you are getting “sick” to your stomach worrying about your event later. That works, right?

    Post # 8
    4697 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would probably go to work.. If you needed the day off.. Why didn’t you book it off in advance?

    Post # 9
    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    It depends on what you will be doing. If it’s staying in, call in sick on the day. If you want to go out, take a vacation day. You’ll never be caught if you stay home, but if you go out you could easily lose your job for lying. As a manager, I’d be pretty irritated if one of my staff called in sick and then was out and about that day, even if I had no problem filling their shift. 

    Post # 10
    11512 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m sure I will be in the minority, but I would request a vacation day and see if it is approved. If it is not, I would go to work as usual.

    As somone who has had a career that spans almost three decades and includes employers in both the private and public sectors and who has been classified as everything from a front-line, non-exempt worker to a middle manager to a member of senior management and who now is back to being a regular salaried employee with no supervisory role at my latest job in the area where I relocated after marrying my DH, I must confess that one of my biggest pet peeves in all the world is when people who are not sick fraudulently use sick time.

    It is in great part because so many people nonchalantly do this that so few companies now even offer separate sick leave, instead providing only a small amount of PTO. This results in many of us having to go to work while actually sick just to avoid using all of our small number of PTO days as legitimate sick days instead of saving some days for vacation. Also, essentially forcing people to go to work when they are sick is bad for everyone, including those in the office who end up catching whatever sick employees end up bringing into the office.

    I’m sorry to be Debbie Downer about your plan, but I don’t think you should use sick time when you are not sick.

    Post # 11
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Wow.  There sure are a bunch of goody two-shoes on here!!!  Call in sick.  No one will care or probably even notice.  After 20 years of low-paying office jobs, I figure all benefits are there for my use.  Paid time off is paid time off, and use it if you’re gonna lose it anyway.  I always consider whether it will negatively impact my co-workers – if not, then do it.

    Do the rest of you NEVER take a day off last-minute???

    Post # 13
    1904 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    Rafissch:  Really!?? Any call in on a holiday like NYE will be frowned on… and clearly seen as a lie. Also, if any photos show up in social media and your boss sees them, this is grounds to be fired.

    Go to work, you should have thought to request off earlier. OR request for a vacation day but understand this late in the week it can be declined.


    Post # 14
    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

    I would put it a vacation day. You’re entitled to take a day off if you want to – like you said, you are not one to play hooky on the reg, and you’re an adult with a respectable job who is allowed to take a day off if you want. However, saying you’re sick is not the mature thing to do. You can still have the day off, but be honest about it.

    Post # 15
    4271 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    Kikibear:  Sure. I take them as vacation or personal days….I don’t fake sick bc I didn’t plan ahead to throw a party. Because what happens when I’m ACTUALLY sick and I blew through my days on stupid shit?

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