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Have You Lied to Your Employer About Being Sick This Winter?


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Silje Silje 8 years
Actually I did the reverse yesterday, I had a development talk with my boss before I started, and at that time I was fine, a bit tired perhaps, but as the day progressed, I got worse, throat pain, headache and a fever, and I didn't know how to get through the rest of the day. I work at a cafe, so all the work is quite physical. By chance, my boss came by after I'd closed, and instead of asking him to help me out or whatever, I faked it and pretended that I was as healthy as ever.. Got through it though, even if it took me an extra half-hour without payment to get the job done..
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
When I took sick days previously I called them my "sick of work" days.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I actually like my new employer. I have worked through my slight cold this year.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I can't afford to take a sick day!
resamac resamac 8 years
Not this winter, nope. Last winter I did a bit, and then I was legitimately sick a bit. Then I had one day I just wanted to skip because my boyfriend was in town (day after my 21st birthday) so I told my boss I was sick. She obviously assumed from drinking, and got way mad. (Which is kind of ridiculous because she drank way to much on her birthday earlier in the year and couldn't come in... ) Ever since I haven't missed a day. Even when I was sick I would suffer through.
muchacha muchacha 8 years
wackdoodle - thank goodness protections are in place for you! I lied in the past, but since my promotion came through responsibility now falls squarely on my shoulders; whether the work is finished today or tomorrow I am the one to see it through. I would take a day if I needed it, not if I wanted it, and I guess that's the difference.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Nope haven't lied. Instead I'm on Medical Leave while my employer tries to figure out how to deal with my illness. While they try to grasp why I cannot in good conscious drive while taking Valium and Relpax among other things and why I must them whenever my brain goes haywire. They really just do not understand no matter how much my neurologist explains it and their own physicians explain it - the city doesn't get it. Isn't "just a headache? How can it be so bad?" Isn't a gunshot just a flesh wound?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
nope - honestly - i don't have to lie to get out of a day of work...and if i was 'sick' then i would typically work from home - so it's not like i'd have the day off there anyway.
Taadie Taadie 8 years
Nope. I don't have to. If I am overwhelmed I just tell my boss I'm working from home. I answer emails and make phone calls and still get paid in my pjs.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I only had to call in once this winter and it wasn't because I was sick, it was because I was snowed in. It's a minor catastrophe at the lab if someone calls in (we're always EXTREMELY busy), we're kinda screwed. So I don't plan on calling in sick unless I'm about ready to die or something, lol.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No I rarely call in unless I need to, I feel too guilty.
shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 8 years
LOL @ Weffie!! I had to take off b/c my cat was sick and needed emergency surgery (he's doing great now), but my boss is totally pet-friendly so he understood. And I took off a half-day today for the inauguration, I went to a watch party at a local movie theatre.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
A week! My work would probably FIRE ME if I did - even if I was really sick! I remember being sick last year @ this time for about a week but they would STILL force me to come in for a couple of hours and bag the shit out of me - even with a doctors note!
weffie weffie 8 years
surprisingly, not yet! (surprising because by this time last year i'd scammed about a week already) ;)
mnp mnp 8 years
I haven't played hooky yet. I wanted to do it really badly because of all the snow storms we've been having and being lazy about trekking out to work through the mess BUT it will be so obvious. Oh well...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I haven't! I was sick in fall with a horrid ear infection - but that was legit. Apparently last year I used WAY too many sick days (didn't know 8 was 10 times the average), so this year I am trying my best to keep the numbers low so my work doesn't get mad :(
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