You & Sick Days

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Registered: 08-07-2007
You & Sick Days
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Wed, 01-26-2011 - 1:14pm

So, a while back we talked about when your co-worker is sick, now it's your turn. ;)

When you know you're coming down with something, or you are truly sick, have you ever gone ahead and gone to work?

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Wed, 01-26-2011 - 11:48pm
For the past 12 years I've worked from home, so there's never been any problem about infecting other people with what I have.
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Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 9:48am
Isn't that wonderful? I think being able to work at home, even when sick, is a huge blessing!

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Registered: 11-26-2001
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:59pm
Yes, I have always been that guy. I am turning my kids into that guy too. If they aren't feverish or vomiting, they are sent to school.
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Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 1:10pm
I think I'm that guy too, Karen.

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Registered: 08-24-2009
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 11:31am

Well, I know I'm going to jinx myself by saying this, but I really don't get sick often. When I do, I try to stay home and take care of myself because doing otherwise just prolongs the illness.

However, I admit I have pushed on occasion and have ventured out in public when I should have been home in bed sipping chicken soup. I just hope I didn't make anyone else sick when I did that.




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Registered: 08-07-2007
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 1:22pm
You know, I think when I'm sick, I almost feel worse if I try pushing myself. Do you find that to be the case as well?

I hope you stay well and that you didn't jinx yourself.

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Registered: 01-19-2006
Sun, 03-27-2011 - 3:14pm

I've worked at jobs where the pressure of a deadline was so great that it was almost impossible to take time off because I was sick. Those were terrible times, and in retrospect, what was the point? The world is still turning now. Besides, I probably picked up those bugs from people who should have stayed home rather than infecting the rest of us, meaning, me.

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 10:31am
I've worked those jobs too and it is terrible.