Help me not feel guilty about being sick.
February 7, 2013 3:50 PM Subscribe
I am home sick. I have about a year of accumulated sick leave. I feel guilty about being home and missing work. Help.
posted by fifilaru to health & fitness (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Every time I stay home due to illness I feel so guilty! I have a tenured position and get 21 sick days a year. I usually take less than 10 days a year. No one at work has to cover for me and all my work is caught up; nothing is waiting. Right now, I am recovering and I am very tired, so I stayed home. But I feel an awful foreboding and guilt! It didn't help that my husband just said, doesn't taking time off hurt my job. Geeze, I have been there for 23 years. Help me feel less guilty. When I was a kid, I would hide the fact that I was ill because my parents would get hysterical. I always forced myself to go to school/work when sick, which is now considered a bad thing (it was called "being a trooper" when I did it). But I am an old lady now.