Guilt

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Guilt

CaliGirl CaliGirl
Do you ever feel guilty about going home from work sick?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes
Princess Zelda , Ms. N , G&L , gloomybear , AmberM , Geogeo , wwwww , MissBre , Rey , Allstars316 , sweetiejo
11
No
MnK , js250 , DeliciousSurprise , Missmarc , Michele , Hallmar82 , Terri69 , Airen Wolf , Madsinner , freud13 , Bullfroggy and Rose , Rossie , BlooJay , Gunsmoke , Master DarkWolf , DreamWolf , ghalik , K101 , mpfm , hotcherry , xMila , gsfanatic , dv8 , Ciao.
24
Only if I'm pretending.
Oliver Gray , WhoopieDoo , sexydes , Ciao.
4
Total votes: 39 (38 voters)
Poll is closed
07/11/2012
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js250 js250
I make it a point to play hooky one day per month, *cough-cough*. Owning a retail/service business is a bit stressful and I find that I do better after an unexpected day at home relaxing.
07/11/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I normally have to be forced to stay home or those times I cant leave the bathroom/bed.
07/11/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by CaliGirl
Do you ever feel guilty about going home from work sick?
No... if I am sick, I am sick.
07/11/2012
G&L G&L
I am a teacher, so its always more work to miss a day than to just suffer through.
07/11/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
i only do because i know i wont hear the end of it for my co workers
07/11/2012
Michele Michele
No, if I'm sick then it's best to go home and not get anyone else sick.
07/11/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
If I'm really sick, then I'll take off work. I haven't done that in a long time though.
07/11/2012
AmberM AmberM
It depends. If I'm really sick then it doesn't bother me, but If I'm just playing hooky, it does.
07/11/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by CaliGirl
Do you ever feel guilty about going home from work sick?
Being ill is a human condition, it happens and it should be taken seriously. Going home for one day can save your coworkers from missing work and ensure that you are only taking 1-2 days off instead a week or more!
07/11/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I feel guilty forever if I go home sick. I rarely ever do.
07/11/2012
freud13 freud13
I'm all about taking sick days.
07/11/2012
Oliver Gray Oliver Gray
I wouldn't feel bad if I actually was sick
07/11/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
No, it doesn't bother me at all.
07/11/2012
Rossie Rossie
No, I won't leave work unless I was REALLY sick.
07/11/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
No, I don't feel guilty. I don't want to get everyone sick.
07/11/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I have a home office - so if I don't feel good, I can just lay down for an hour or so. I usually feel well enough then to continue.
07/12/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Naw, especially because I work from home, always.
07/12/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I don't have a job
07/12/2012
wwwww wwwww
If I'm really needed/it's busy then yes.
07/12/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
Naw, especially because I work from home, always.
Same here... ^^
07/12/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by CaliGirl
Do you ever feel guilty about going home from work sick?
If I am sick, no I'm not feeling guilty for anything. I have been sick a lot due to yucky stomach conditions. I don't feel guilty because when I'm so sick that I need to leave work and be home, I'm not going to be worth a crap to anybody. Plus, if it's contagious, I'd only be doing everyone who had to come in contact with me a favor by staying home.

No need to feel guilty. If you're sick, you're sick. You can't help that. If you feel guilty, just promise yourself that you'll work extra hard once you're feeling better, maybe get a little something extra done?
07/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I work with newborns and often with premies. Of course, I also work with their mothers and often their older, but still very young siblings.

At our agency, we are required to let them know if we are sick. And we are required to then NOT work with patients. A cold or tummy bug could be devastating to a newborn or preterm baby. Not to mention make things very difficult for a new mother.

I honestly think it's very rude to show up to work sneezing and coughing, barfing, having diarrhea or otherwise contagious. There is no "strength" in toughing it out, when it will result in making either your co-workers or your clients sick. Nobody is that indispensable. A day or so away from your job isn't going to cause the world to stop turning.

So, no, I don't feel guilty when I have to take a sick day. I'd feel more guilty if I went to work and could have made other people ill.
07/12/2012
Beck Beck
I'm a stay at home mom! There is nothing that can get me out of this job. If I did get really sick; my mom would come up to help me take care of my sons. But I haven't had to do that yet.
07/12/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Nope, since it'd spread to everyone else.
07/12/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I'm a stay at home mom! There is nothing that can get me out of this job. If I did get really sick; my mom would come up to help me take care of my sons. But I haven't had to do that yet.
Ditto on the no days off for mommies. If I'm REALLY sick, hubs will take the day off of work to watch the kids. If I just feel blech, then I'm on my own.
07/12/2012
Rey Rey
yeah, usually at the start and the end of that day, briefly
08/15/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
When I started the job I have right now my boss specifically told me that she expected that I'd be taking around 1 day a month as a "sick" day whether I was sick or not. No big deal. So, nope, don't really feel guilty about missing days whether I'm actually sick or not. Plus I can usually work on any essential things from home if really needed.
08/15/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
I hate taking sick days I feel guilty, if I wasn't sick and did it would eat at me terribly.
08/15/2012
Total posts: 29
Unique posters: 29