I’m mighty thankful for sick days

11/365:Out Sick

11/365:Out Sick (Photo credit: chauromano)

Yes indeed…I’ve worked jobs where I had to go in when I was sick if I wanted to get paid.  And the thing about those jobs is you never make enough money to save anything so you always have to go in even if you are sick.   So I’m pretty grateful to have a job with paid sick time.

I guess you’ve probably figured it out…I took a sick day today.  I had the alarm set for 6 am, slept fitfully all night, decided to get out of bed a little after 5:30.  I was getting ready for work when I decided I wasn’t going to be able to go in and be very productive with the way I was feeling…upset stomach, bad headache.  So I called (someone was supposed to be there at 5 am) and let the phone ring for a long, long time with no answer…hmm…what does that mean?  I didn’t want to call Chris on his cell in case he’d decided to come in later and was still sleeping (I’m thoughtful like that).  Called a little later and, lo and behold, got an answer.

After I got off the phone, I went upstairs to take out my contacts, looked at the bed, and climbed back in.  Ahh…slept for a couple of hours.  Nice.  Still felt a little off all day, but at least I have a job where I can stay home and try to get to feeling better…and not have to worry about the next paycheck.

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5 Responses

  1. Well I hope you feel better soon!!
    And health is always one of those things that make me stay in my country. Here there’s no “oh shit I can’t afford a doctor”…. Everyone gets health care, everyone has a health insurance (okay almost everyone, I’m sure some opt out as a conscious decision).
    If you’re poor, you get a little help to pay for your health insurance.
    And best of all, sick days are payed for, just like that. Though if you’re sick long or frequently people will come and check on you and all that.
    But yeah, I just really love that system? 🙂

    • Yeah, I’m all for a health care system like that…don’t know why most Americans (or a good percentage, I won’t say most…) don’t see it that way…but that’s another discussion entirely, isn’t it? I’m fortunate to have good health insurance now, but I’ve also been in jobs where there was no health insurance and I didn’t make enough money to buy it on my own…kinda stinks!!

  2. I’m glad you have sick days, too! I won’t even how i got screwed over on vacation/sick days this year. 😦 Hope you feel better soon!

    • I’m one of the lucky ones where I work, most of the people there are part timers and the insurance they’re eligible for is so expensive…sheesh…I hate to hear that you got robbed of your vacation/sick days this year…that pretty much sucks!

  3. Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well. Hope it passed quickly.

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