My manager at work is really nice… I called her today to let her know that I have another doctor’s appointment tomorrow, and we chatted for a bit. She told me not to come in at all until they figure out what’s wrong with me and how to fix it. She’s okay with my not coming in. In fact, she would much rather I not come in, just in case I’m contagious and I give it to everyone else at the office right before Christmas Vacation.

So I’m staying home until I know what’s wrong, and what I have to do to treat it. I go in to find out about the blood tests tomorrow. I honestly hope they find something… the last time I had blood tests done, they didn’t find a thing wrong with me, but I was sick as hell for a month… and back then, I worked retail, so I didn’t have a boss who would send me home when I was sick, or let me stay home for a week at a time.

That whole conversation makes me feel better about staying home. I don’t feel guilty about it anymore. This is good.


  • sirreal13

    December 13, 2000 at 3:16 pm

    Staying Home

    I’m glad you have a supportive boss. Too many managers would rather have people crawl in sick than call in sick. I used to work in restaurants, and nobody ever called in sick… They couldn’t afford not to get paid or get their hours cut… It’s sickening to think that so many sick peoiple are preparing and serving other peoplke food!!!

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      December 13, 2000 at 3:25 pm

      Re: Staying Home

      yeah… doesnt’ seem right at all. Same with retail. You meet hundreds of people a day in retail, some days… that can’t be a good thing to be sick around them.