Taking time off work
September 17, 2017 10:02am CST
I don't have many days off work through being ill. In the 20 odd years I have been working, the most I have ever had is 4 in one year. There have been years when I have had none. I have certainly never pretended to be ill just to take the day off although I do know people who do that. I think I would just be too worried about getting found out! There is a girl in my team who has 11 days off sick in the last 6 months and is clearly taking advantage..... do you pull sick days?
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I only take days off work if I really need to, otherwise I'm a bit of a martyr and struggle in regardless. I think I've had a total of three days off in the nearly six years I've been in my current job. Some people do have genuine reasons for needing to take time off, yet their colleagues think they are just taking advantage. They could have a health condition they don't want to disclose to everybody, or mental health issues which require some downtime.