Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Working at Home: Have You Ever Forgotten to Take a Sick Day?

person lying on bed while covering face with pillow and holding eyeglasses

Forgetting to take a sick day is especially possible while working at home. You're not feeling well. Where are you going to go? You're already home. And so, unless it's the sort of flu that tapped me on the shoulder a few years ago and then clobbered me into bed, it can be very tempting to forge on. 

And that, I would respectfully submit, is not a wise idea.

If you can work-work (as opposed to faux-work), then work. But if you are truly under the weather, it may make more sense to pretend that you've left the office and drive your carcass on over to the sofa or the bed.

You're sick. You've earned the recovery. Even if you're already home.

[Photo by twinsfisch at Unsplash]

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