How sick is sick enough to stay home?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:21 AM
there is no doubt that i am very sick, but i'm not sure i'm sick enough that i couldn't go to work. and the only thing i can think of is i'm pissed off with work, due to the piss take in pay and conditions (i can see someone from the tipping topic weighing in with a sly comment here) that has left me a lot less motivated. though to be honest i'm so bored i'm considering getting up and going in.
how sick do you have to be to stay home?
does this depend on how valued you feel in your current role?
would you rather sick colleagues stayed home with their hacking cough and runny nose?
supervisors, how do you feel when staff take sick days (i used to be an arse, in my opinion nobody was ever sick enough to not go to work)?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:24 AM
Actually, thinking on it I have gone into work when I could barely walk after taking a fall when I was 28 weeks pregnant
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:47 AM
Oh, and if you are coughing or sneezing every 30 seconds, stay home as well just because it's annoying to hear.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:53 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:53 AM
IIRC contagion for most colds and the flu hits before you show any symptoms, so I don't feel too worried about passing things on, as I probably already have by the time I notice what's wrong.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:59 AM
We all told her to go home, but she had to be a martyr and come in. Now we've lost 15 man days (and we're only an 8 man team) so far, plus 2 of us have passed it on to our families (and while I was able to shrug it off in about 24 hours, my eldest son is very bad with it).
So, yeah. If you're infectious, stay the hell away.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:10 AM
I went back to work three weeks after two major surgeries. Both times, it was too soon.
There's a happy medium between me and the slacker. I have a hard time finding it, honestly. I will tell my folks not to come in but then will drag myself to work.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:34 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:39 AM
I've called in sick with laryngitis and been asked to come in and just do no-customer contact work, then been taken off that and put into customer contact work, despite having little or no voice.
If you are not capable of performing your job, stay home, it might be doing the boss a favour to be a martyr, but you don't do yourself any favours!!
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:56 AM
i think i am too sick for tonight, and its really hard to drink when you can't stop coughing.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:01 AM
Of course I do kill them and burn the corpses as a prophylactic measure, but I do it in a very respectful manner.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:05 AM
Regarding the lack of motivation: We all experience it at some time or another for various reasons.
Take your mental health days, as needed, to recharge your batteries so you can get back to work with a clear head and renewed vigor. If you find the recharge doesn't really work or doesn't last long enough, maybe it's time to look into making a change.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:10 AM
I have gone into work myself while feeling horribly crappy, but as I get older I really try not to. It won't help me, it won't help my co-workers. I do as much as I can from home when possible. That will have to be enough.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:45 AM
Employers can be pricks about it; my current one isn't, fortunately, As others have said above, you often lose far more work-hours from your staff by being a hardass about it, as the rest of them fall ill.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:56 AM