Do you feel guilty when you take a day off from work??

United States
August 19, 2007 7:48pm CST
Now I know there are some of you who actually get sick, and I am almost positive most of you have faked sick! Either way, have you ever felt guilty about missing a day of work? DO you feel like you are missing out, falling behind, leaving your coworkers to pick up your slack? Or do you feel that you should be able to relax and take a day or two off now and again??? Thanx so much for participate guys! All comments are appreciated, and always rated =]
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7 responses
• China
20 Aug 07
Why I have to fake sick? Because I have so tired from my work.I don't want to work more. Therefore, one day off should be understood. But if two or more days off just to fake sick. If I got paid when I'm off from work, I will feel guilty.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I agree i might feel a little guilty if i faked sick and still got paid for it, but I do think everyone deserves a break or two =]
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@jatamogue (367)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Well, I am guilty of this. The reason maynot be physically sick but because of stress or you do not feel like working so badly that it even turns that day into the worst. I could feel so mad at work that it wouldn't matter what goes on in there. It just could be frustrating at times. The last resort would be finding a better job or taking a sick day off.
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yeah, I've felt all of the above, including feeling like I deserved it, too. It's worse when I'm doing a job that I really, really don't like. However, I've even done it while working jobs that I loved, so . . . =\
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
20 Aug 07
NOt at all :) EIther I am ill and I need it or completely stressed and I deserve it LOL I don't leave extra work for my coworkers since all I do is to get a supply and I leave all the plans for the day ready for using if they want. I have the right for a certain number of days each year and I make sure that I take as much as I need, without guilt.
@sunsham68 (1379)
• India
22 Nov 08
I do take time off though I really love my job, because there are days I work overtime for so many many hours and dont get compensated for it, so I feel entitled to a paid day off now and then to just laze around and enjoy myself. And I make sure I hand over stuff to my team and ensure my absence won't create extra work for anyone, so I don't feel guilty about doing this. And its not always when I am sick too, its mostly when I feel like I need a break.
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
14 Oct 08
It depends on what i do with my day off. I guess if i called in sick and then really didn't do anything with my day i would feel like it was a waste. But as for feeling bad that i'm not at work with my coworkers and they have to pick up the slack and work harder, no way! There are so many days that all my coworkers don't come to work and i have to pick up the slack that i wouldn't feel to guilty at all. Besides that's why they call it a day off.
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I don't like calling in to work at all. I am a woman that gets up whether I want to or not and GO TO WORK!! and the work I do isn't hard but you can get ailments from it(standing on feet feeding linen all day); Yesterday, all I wanted to do was finish up and go home. No lie. I stayed over an hour yesterday and I STILL had a second job to hit after that. So my day with getting to work and all that was like fifteen hours long, from the time I leave to go to work, till the time I get on the bus to go home. But there are times I get sick. I called in over a month or so ago because I stayed up half the night behind a tooth that was basically causing me big time pain. I ended up having it taken out though a root canal was advised but it would have cost more. I am about to have more work done on my teeth which I don't mind because I want to look good too. I have a day off tommorrow and Saturday, and I plan to be working on finding a better job though. I am tired of my body feeling like it's seen more bad road than good.