I work in fast food. If you are sick you have to work anyway,unless someone will cover your shift,which you never find anyone. You can be hacking,sneezing snot shooting out and down your face they won't let you go home until your off work. You could have severe menstral cramps and be in tears and they won't let you go home. You could have pain shooting up one of your arms,and limping and be working one handed,which really slows things down and they don't let u go home. I've seen it all. You could be running to the bathroom throwing up and you can't go home. You could be falling asleep while your working because you didn't sleep for 2 days and they won't send u home. one girl called in because she had a bladder infection and said she had to pee every 5minutes a nd if she was told she had to wait to use the bathroom,she said she would have pissed her pants. I would have went in to work if that was the case I would drop everything so I didn't piss myself but you would get alot of dirty looks and people irritated because it would be so disruptive and slow the store down.