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Dear Poll: Did You Call in Sick?

It's the first Monday of February, which is National Sickie Day in the UK, according to an article in today's Daily Mail, which estimates that nearly 30,000 staff members will not show up for work today. Sure, some people are suffering from legitimate ailments, but according to the artice:

Post-Christmas blues, poor weather, credit card bills and a long wait for the next holiday are all being blamed.

Since today is National Sickie Day in the UK and the day after the Super Bowl in the US, let's take a tally — did you call in sick today?

SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
Yes, I was at the toilet every 5 minutes and had a temperature of 101. If I would've gone to work I would've gotten everyone else in my office sick. I had what was going around...of course I called in.
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
i actually did call in sick on monday! but it was legit - there's a stomach virus going around the retirement home where i work and i was puking my brains out!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
No, but I am sick and I skipped classes last Thursday.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I went to work. My boyfriend said that several of his students didn't show up to school yesterday. I guess the kids stayed up too late watching the superbowl.
Eternity Eternity 9 years
Yes but I had a really bad migraine. How weird that its a common thing...
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
No, but I wish I would have. It was a crazy day!
mlen mlen 9 years
no but i should have because the giants won the superbowl!!!! and i didn't get to bed til way late so i totally could have used the sleep-in time. but i was a good girl
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
i called in sick, but i actually am sick unfortunately
rickimc rickimc 9 years
I was off today, anyway.
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
this is weird. my boyfriend and I are both sick. I went into work anyways, but I work at a pediatrician's office. we're usually booked until 4:45, but we were booked until 6:45 today. I left the office at 8. I feel like crap. how coincidental!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I requested today off months ago!! I always feel like sh!t the day after the Superbowl.
emalove emalove 9 years
No, but I have in the past! I didn't go to a party this year, that's probably why I was hangover-free!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nope. :)
Lizzard214 Lizzard214 9 years
omg I did! I'm a statistic! I still feel absolutely disgusting. I hope I get over this by tomorrow. (it started on Saturday)
alillee alillee 9 years
No but I wish I would have! I feel so awful!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
I work from home but I sure wish I had call in sick. Horrible day. :(
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 9 years
Not today, but I was sick all weekend and I'm still not feeling good.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Oh I really really wanted to. I have Strep and a cold so I'm feeling ROUGH but I missed two days last week due to weather so I really couldn't afford to get any more behind on my work.... *sigh* I really wish I was curled up on my couch by the fire right now though...
thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 9 years
i finally fell asleep at 730 am and had class at 9, i didnt go.
drummerchick1 drummerchick1 9 years
i spent all night puking my guts, yeah i called in sick
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
I'm at's okay. I feel like I dont rest enough on weekends cuz I'm running around doin laundry, at the groceries....I can finally chill in my office!
Hootie Hootie 9 years
I'm a stay at home Mama Bear so everyday is a great day for me! No sick days here!
d_ford d_ford 9 years
I called in sick. All weekend I had been dodging a cough and today WHAM, stuffed up nose and cough. The flu/cold has been going around my work with a vengeance. This is my second cold of the year.
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
no but ironically my mom and bff did
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I am at work, My husband called in "sick"
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