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Comment from: Linda [Visitor]


Did you mention reading? (Grin)

I think it’s great that you called in sick. I know the guilt, I sometimes feel guilty when I have done nothing wrong!

But look at it this way. You will not do anyone any favours by going in feeling crappy and then getting dirty looks by passing it on to them! I’ve seen that look!

And as someone who has had a few health issues recently which is not worth getting into, I finally did give in to two things too - calling in sick like you just did and then finally heading to the Doctor. And yes, the relief! And the stupid asking myself why I didn’t go sooner!

On the visit to the Doctor, only you can answer that one, but I hope you feel better soon. Rest, relax and enjoy the sick day to it’s fullest!


10/19/07 @ 09:26
Comment from: [Member]

Ah, good point, Linda. When I enjoy a sick day at all, I feel guilty for enjoying the sick day.

Guilt is a self-punishment mechanism; it doesn’t work without our consent. So what the heck is my problem?! Guilt must be some form of reward in itself, or a self-forgiveness mechanism. But I’ve done nothing I need to forgive myself for. Gaaah!

This is maddening. I need to get better so I can go back to work and forget about it. :)


10/19/07 @ 10:35
Comment from: harry [Visitor]  

You sound almost as stubborn as I am - when I have been forced to call in sick to work, it is almost a certainty I am on the way to the hospital. It has something to do, I think, with the way we were raised. I have noticed that the current generation seems to think nothing of calling in, even if they just don’t want to work. Too much of “the world owes me” mentality.

10/20/07 @ 01:48
Comment from: Aunt B'Ann [Visitor]  
Aunt B'Ann

I agree with Harry on this one, Diana! I don’t know if you knew that I retired from WalMart the end of May, but during the 4 1/2 years I worked there, I worked with a lot of people who thought nothing of calling in “sick” when all they had was a hangover—or just the “don’t want to work"s!

You and Harry were raised to do the job that needed to be done, as I was. Rarely were you let “off the hook” because you were not “feeling like going/doing” whatever! So you have the mindset that my generation still has, to a great extent. And I’m glad you do!

Keep up the good work! (And I hope you are well enough to get back to work by tomorrow!)

10/21/07 @ 23:19

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