12/5/08

You look like HELL

Really? Thanks! Because that makes me feel so much better about dragging my sorry behind out of bed this morning to come to work. Now, if you only had a cold, would you stay home from work? I'm torn because I have one coworker who is adamant about me going home as it's for the benefit of the "unsick" in the office. My view on it is, if I am able to get up, get dressed and function (somewhat) as a normal human being, I have no need to be home. Besides, I'd just end up baking cookies, watching tv and then eating all of the cookies. So. Not. Productive. So what are your thoughts on the matter? *atchoooooo*

13 comments:

Jen said...

Tough call!!!

I am against the "spreading of disease" (hee hee...not that you are diseased!!!)

But at the same time, I CANNOT sit at home and do nothing...and I can't go home sick and then be productive and go to the gym and get my groceries and stuff....

I don't know...hide under your desk with a latte and a blanket???

Anonymous said...

When I'm sick, I stay home. I recover more quickly, I don't pass my germs to those at the office and I listen to my body and give it the break it deserves. I also appreciate it when my co-workers do the same.

I get sick-days for EXACTLY this reason. And I'm not afraid to use them.

Hope you feel better soon. Now - go home and go to bed :)

sally

Angie All The Way said...

I've been sick for almost 8 weeks now and it keeps morphing! A cold I could handle being at work, no prob and it also depends on the work situation i.e. will the place fall apart without you for a day or so. But this week I got the full fledged flu symptoms - sinus inflamed, headache, nausia, achy body - on top of the "so-called" bronchitis I was trying to get rid of, so today I'm home. I feel like absolute ass. But I did tough it out as long as possible. Frig I'm so pissed that I've been sick this long! Back to the doc again I guess :-(

Hope the weekend gets you better!

JODI : Gaithersburg, MD said...

i used to be the type that came into work, regardless of how crappy i felt (unless i had the flu)... but since i've grown older and wiser - i take sick days more often because that's what they're there for...

maybe go home after lunch (but stay away from the cookies)... :)

Sara said...

It depends on how many sick days I have really!!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Go sneeze on her coffee mug. Those are my thoughts!

Vanessa said...

If it's really bad I stay home, but otherwise I tough it out. Mind you, the majority of my work experience has been in retail, and no matter what they tell you in orientation they usually don't want to have the hassle of finding someone to take your shift :P.

MizFit said...

I cant answer since I work at home. my office is always calling and the Toddler doesnt give a ...care if Im sick (neither do my editors since they dont have to see my snotty face)

the up side is I can always bake...

Merry said...

Your boss should get you a laptop so that you can work from home when you're sick. And cookies are healthy for sick people... right? (Anything that feels good to eat when you sick is good for sick people, according to the Merry School of Medicine.)

Feel better soon!

Sarah said...

My opinion is - if you're contagious - stay home. Nobody wants what you've got. :)

If you're past that point - go to work!

Shirls said...

you know the term "hot button issue" this is a huge one for me. I truly believe that if your sick stay home. I hate, absolutely hate that people come to work sick, how dare someone else make the decision for me that I may just want to "fight off" their bugs? maybe I'm planning a trip, maybe I have big christmas plans, maybe I just enjoy being healthy, how dare they make the decision that nstead of enjoying my plans take on their bugs instead... f'ing pisses me off, work gives sick days for a reason, when your sick stay home. Your not "helping" anyone by spreading that shit around..

marie said...

Not everyone has the luxury of sick days, shirls.

Some of us are on contract...

Shirls said...

doesn't give anyone the right to knowling infect others, sorry but this is one issue that is a big deal for me, picks my ass big time

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