Do You Go to Work or Stay Home When You’re Sick? [POLL]
So I came down with a little bit of a cold the other day. Nothing too bad, just the beginnings of a sore throat, stuffy nose and feeling sore and tired. I was able to knock it out pretty quick by taking a ton of that EmergenC stuff and getting a ridiculous amount of sleep. However, I was feeling pretty bad when I came to work Monday.
Now we've been debating around the station if that was the right call to come to work or not. Some people think it's better to just stay home, rest, recover and don't expose anyone else to my sickness. I almost never do that though. Here's why: The way our days off work here is we just get a flat amount of paid time off that we can use, it's not separated into vacation days and sick days. Which is actually pretty cool in my opinion. There's no way I'm using a day I could spend going to see my family back home or hanging out on a beach somewhere on a sick day.
At my last job, we did have separate sick and vacation days, but I still never used sick days when I was sick. I'd rather save them and just fake being sick when there's something cool going on that I'd rather do. Unethical? Perhaps. We've all done it though.
I also worked a job where I was paid hourly, and there was no way I would take a sick day from that job either. I was barely scraping by as it was, I couldn't afford to miss a day of pay. I know there's the risk of getting other people sick, but I'm going to be selfish on this one and say that my financial well being is more important than your health to me. Jerk move, I know, but it's not like I go around coughing in peoples face.
That's just me though. What do you do when you're sick? Let us know in our poll below!