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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:50 AM

I'm sure there are days where you just don't feel like working...today is just one of those days for me (I do feel kinda sick, but so not sick enough to stay home XD)

I was wondering if you do this and how often, especially for those with "Personal" or "sick time" off that's paid, like me, and bonus points for people who don't get sick like...ever.

I'm wondering if I'm alone in this...

Anyone else?
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:57 AM

I have before in the past, but not so much at my current job. I've only taken sick leave when I've been sick.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:59 AM

When I lived with my mom, I used to ask for sick days from school... She replied "You missin' any limbs?" to which I always said "no", which meant I was going to school, even if I was really sick. I apply this to my work now. I'd never take a fake sick day.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:09 AM

I don't fake sick days. If I call off work, I'm either really sick, or I just can't get to work (like today, my car is out there like a ***** dead weight because it won't start and the auto shop I take it to doesn't seem to be open yet, FML ).

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:22 AM

If you do not use it you lose it. I do not use it that offten though. Just when I am sick. Back in the days I did fake it but that was a few years ago.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:03 AM

Yep I do. Not all the time... just every once in a great awhile. Thought about it today actually... but i decided against it....


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Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:10 AM

The only time I did it was in high school. At my current job I could never do it. I may actually get sick or hurt and if I blow them off carelessly then im screwed for.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:15 AM

In the AF, you get sent to sick call, and they prove you're not sick (pheonix wright style) and then send you back to work with a bottle of water cuase you didn't hydrate enough
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:07 AM

Oh, I wanted to do this so bad today, but I decided against it.

Fortunately for me, my job can be done remotely, so if I'm feeling sick I usually ask to work from home instead.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:04 AM

I've done it in the past. Mostly in the winter cause it's horrible trying to push shopping carts in the snow. I haven't in a few years, but I've been tempted to.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:55 AM

I made a topic about this a while ago...not sure where it went lol Probably in the 09 files. I've had to actually call in sick and fake being sick because I was snowed in and my job didnt believe me when that happened once. Its weird where I live. My area will get tons of snow and then in town they wont get anything! Then they dont believe me because they look around and go oh theres no snow. >.<
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:07 AM

One day I had a bad feeling about going into work about a week ago and wanted to call it off. I arrived 1 1/2 hours late and went home 2 hours early. I won't go into details but I decided I should have called it off because I wasn't in the right mind to work at all.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 11:42 AM

I used to work at Fry's Electronics. I was never sick for the year I worked there and was always dependable; read as I was the only one in customer service who actually worked and didn't do anything unethical/illegal. One day I was very very sick and could come in. One of the many managers told me when I got back that unless I had a doctor's note I'm going to get a few marks against my name. If one has a cold or flu, I don't think they normally go to a doctor and often know how to take care of it themselves. I ended up getting marks against my name and decided starting a few weeks later to take a permanent series of sick days. Moral of the story, Fry's treats their workers like crap.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:03 PM

I worked at Cedar point in 2008, i called in sick 15 minutes before the first shift.

My boss responds, "You should have called in earlier so that we could get someone else to come in."
I respond with "Didn't you get there less than 5 minutes ago."
He responds in a threatening tone "Well of course, we aren't even open yet."

I just hung up on him after that, i REALLY hope it dawned on him, that he is a Idiot.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:13 PM

View PostAizen_sama, on 08 June 2010 - 12:03 PM, said:

I worked at Cedar point in 2008, i called in sick 15 minutes before the first shift.

My boss responds, "You should have called in earlier so that we could get someone else to come in."
I respond with "Didn't you get there less than 5 minutes ago."
He responds in a threatening tone "Well of course, we aren't even open yet."

I just hung up on him after that, i REALLY hope it dawned on him, that he is a Idiot.

Same thing happened to me. They said I should have called their cell phones. How was I supposed to know their number? >_<
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:16 PM

Almost the first thing my boss did on my first day was hand me her business card (with cell phone number on it) and say, "If you're going to be late or out or working from home, text me or call me. We just want to know you're not dead." And I do. And it works.

Maybe more bosses should get into that.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:45 PM

Back when I was 16, I called in sick when I really wasn't, my mom caught me and told me to call them back and tell them that I was going in to work that day. lol
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:01 PM

View PostTheRabbi, on 08 June 2010 - 12:16 PM, said:

Almost the first thing my boss did on my first day was hand me her business card (with cell phone number on it) and say, "If you're going to be late or out or working from home, text me or call me. We just want to know you're not dead." And I do. And it works.

Maybe more bosses should get into that.

Definitely they should. I have my supervisor's cell number (and vice versa), which is almost crucial in my shop because we're 24/7, so there's no guarantee I'll see him. When I was on mid-shift, I saw him once in the span of 4 months (and that was because he specially called me in to help with scheduling). He himself is in and out of the office with meetings even when we are in the office at the same time, so we don't really have a consistant form of contact other than e-mail (or cells if it's urgent).
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:06 PM

I called in today because I genuinely didn't feel well. (Felt nauseous every time I got up, or sat up/stood up too quickly, and my head felt muzzy beyond reason.) I love my boss, though - he's the legal manager (and an attorney) at the firm I work at, and when he talks business, there's no dancing around or 20 questions. It's always short and to the point. Thus, when I called in, the entire call took exactly 17 seconds (according to my phone). I dialed, phone rang, he answered, I said who it was, he asked what was up, I told him I wasn't feeling well, he said they'd see me tomorrow then, and said "Feel better!" Thanked him, hung up, and conked right back out. I'll likely be putting in a few extra hours this week to help make up for my absence anyway.

Now, that being said, it would likely take a really bad series of days there for me to even ponder feigning illness. I love my job, and I'm also in charge of scanning/coding affidavits (which can be a truly daunting task), so I try my best to keep my off days minimal. At some of my old jobs, it did happen a few times. But gods willing, that won't be the case with this job.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:23 PM

I can't do this. I actually have to be sick to take off.

Because too many sick days can get you fired at my work place.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

A buddy and myself once told our boss we were sick and had to leave just so we could go work out.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

i called in sick when i wasnt really that sick feeling then i went to see a movie durring the day with my boyfriend at teh time... the next day i went to the doctor turned out i had broncitis so in the end i didnt feel that bad about calling in sick, as i was anyways. also got boyfriend at the time sick and he was a jerk that day so it all worked out.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

lol If my parents ever asked about it, id just tell them they told me to not come in that day lol...

As for the time when calling in.. I try to do it as early as possible. Sometimes its hard especially when I open in the morning because sometimes theres nobody at the store until I'm supposed to be there (which only really happens on the weekends most times)

But i try not to do it very much anymore. I may not like my job, but at least its a job and one i need to keep for the time being lol


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

I definately don't like to do it that often, but I sometimes just wake up and go 'man, I REALLY don't want to go to work wotday.' and unlike the guy in the shipping department (who I used to very regularly cover for), I don't call off when I have a lot of work to do, I just don't feel like going in. I didn't used to be like this at all, I used to love my job, but lately I've sunk into a depression of sorts where I don't like my job nor the people I work with (which is exactly the opposite of what I felt like 3 months ago).

And it isn't like home is much better, no A/C, screaming nieces and not enough food >.<
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