I'm taking my first sick day in a long time, after my boss told me to go home from a meeting because I had actually lost my voice. I'm not good at knowing when feeling crappy merits taking a sick day and when it merits just sucking it up and hauling yourself in to work, especially if you have meetings planned or are supposed to be teaching a group. How do you decide that the level of sick you're feeling is sick enough to require calling in?
I recently got written up at work for having what my manager said were too many sick days. I didn't exceed the policy. How do I approach this? [more inside]
I think I have the flu. It's kind of mild, but has all the usual stuff like headache, body aches, lots of mucus, exhaustion, mild fever. I am also teaching a 130-student course and we are in week 11 of 13. I have 35 assignments to mark by tomorrow, an exam to finalise by Monday, and an assignment to create today. Fortunately I don't have any face-to-face time today, so I have stayed at home, but if I don't get this stuff done, not only do I miss university imposed deadlines, but I just pile up extra work for myself next week, that will make it impossible for me to prepare my lectures on time. All I want to do is curl up in bed and sleep, or watch trashy TV. Does anyone have some physical or psychological tricks for making yourself work in these circumstances?
I have had an accident at work through no fault of my own. You are not my lawyer - but I'd like some UK people tell me where to go and how to approach this situation. [more inside]
Help! I'm starting my new job tomorrow and I think I'm getting sick. YANMD. [more inside]
My clearly ill coworker refuses to go home. [more inside]
I think my work place is causing respiratory problems for me. How do I go about proving it? [more inside]
Is there a way to force a sick and contagious co-worker to stay home? [more inside]
I being flown out for an interview on Friday the 17th. My current boss doesn't know I've been looking for another job. I need to ask for the time off without telling the truth, but there are a few complications. [more inside]
Ugh. I actually *am* sick - sick since I woke up this [Monday] morning. But calling into work has me cringing under the duvet. Please help me out of this quandry... [more inside]
Will I risk losing a job offer? [more inside]
Any tips for getting through a day at work while feeling flu-ish? [more inside]
How sick do you have to be to call in sick to work? [more inside]