I've Used Up All My Sick Days, So I'm Calling In Dead

United States
December 19, 2008 7:29pm CST
OH My Goodness Gracious! There isn't nearly enough space in this message box, NOR is there enough minutes in this hour for me to go through every detail of what I been through this week. It's been a great week like always, I just been juggling a million things with 2 fingers lately and working 100 hours overtime with my main online business. I'm exhausted y'all! Should I just call in dead because I don't have any more sick days. I took too many days off from my work this month and last month because I've been dizzy and really weak, and a lot of times I almost passed out. I have anemia and I'm taking iron pills to build up my strength. But I am really thinking about calling in DEAD because I wonder what the DEAD days are like. Are they better than sick days?...hmmm. Have you used up all your sick days from whatever you do? Your job, business, house duties, whatever... Have you ever been so emotionally or physically exhausted? If so, describe that feeling, and what did you do to "SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?"
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Dec 08
Well, dizzy and fever and a headache and then my hips not working. Just plain depressed and not being able to make the house payment or any other bills.I got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and I'm still there. But I came up with a plan. I'm not paying any bills until Jan. And if they don't like it to bad. I told them will file if you don't wait. So now I have a plan. Not much of one but at least it is a start. Your friend onlydia
@rowe0525 (677)
• China
20 Dec 08
oh good writing ,,i like it a lot
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• United States
20 Dec 08
Thanks Rowe.
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@bunnybon7 (44420)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Dec 08
i know how you feel. 3 yrs ago i felt like that. except i couldnt eat either. i was overworked got sick with H- pylori,lost my job, lost my house, and had to move in with daughter until i got my disability. im better now but im in such a rut i'll probably never get out of it. so, im sorry. dont have any advice except try to get some extra rest somehow before you loose all.
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• Ireland
20 Dec 08
That a great idea! I bet your boss would laugh at it and send you flowers as well.
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
20 Dec 08
Lucky for me, i have not experience that.. hehe ^_^ SO far in my life, i have only called in sick, for just 3 times.. lol =D Twice in my school days, and once in my army days.. lol =D I always believe in resting well and doing lots of exercises.. Because it gives us a healthy mind and body.. On top of that, exercises really relaxes us, and dun add on to our stress.. Learning to relax, and doing what's within our means is what we must learn to accept it as well ^_^
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20 Dec 08
Hi miraclefreebies, oh yes I have felt exhausted too and once I went on strike and stayed in bed all day and night, next day I felt much better. Tamara
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@camomom (7535)
• United States
28 Dec 08
This was posted a week ago so I hope you got the answers you needed and that you're feeling better. I have felt this way before and I just took the time I needed to rest and relax and tried not to worry about anything else. It sounds like you may need to call a doctor for your anemia. It seems as though the iron isn't working for you anymore. I hope you're better soon.
@suzzy3 (8351)
21 Dec 08
You sound like you have had a dreadful time,if you have kids pretend on of those is ill,that is what my mates do.if they have used all their sick days and get ill again.They did not stop their money if one of the kids was ill.Try that one,then go to bed and don't work for twenty four hours ,just sleep as much as you can ,i bet you start to feel better.Take care merry christmas.xx
@missybear (11393)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Luckily I have 80 Hours of vacation and 240 sick Hours. We have to use 24 hours of vacation time if we are sick and after the third day we can use the sick days. I've never been sick more than a couple days and that was probably just a hangover. I never used my sick days yet. That's a good thing i guess because I hate being sick.
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
Yes alot of time I've been physically and emotionally stressed out because of my job.When that happens if ever i don't have sick days anymore, i just called in for an emergency leave. After that I'm refreshed again and ready to work.
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
hahah yeah that sounds like something I almost did when I was employed but then again I wasn't that lucky about finding a good work place anyway better than sick days? if it is unlimited days, yeah of course :) and yes I have been like that but now it doesn't bother me anymore' I decided to just do the best I can if we have to give up something for the sake of survival then we will do so but when things are back to normal, we will get it back
• Malaysia
20 Dec 08
hi miracle .. yes i do overwork ..i have been emotionally exhausted many times ... but the need for "money" thinking of the debts, thinking of better life keeps me going ... i have only 1 choice now, that is starting on my own n put all my energy into my own business instead of wasting into anothers pocket cheers