Monday, February 2, 2009

Do you feel badly when you "call in sick"?

Whenever I am sick, I always feel really badly about it. Now, granted I have a bit of an anxiety issue about work to begin with, but I am always worried that my boss is thinking something like "She's not really sick...I bet she's pulling a Ferries Bueller." Why do I think that? I know that rationally, she believes that I am sick and hopes I get better soon. But for some crazy reason, I get it into my head, that I am a lazy person, just because I got sick for a day. I know, I know what you're all thinking. I understand rational thoughts on the outside, they just don't always exist in my head. Am I crazy?


Barefoot in the Park said...

i used to have anxiety about that too...but you shouldn't! you need to take care of yourself first and foremost!

Miss JC said...

Holy cow..YES, I felt this way today actually! I woke up feeling achy, tired, my ear hurt, my nose was running, and I just didn't feel up to working. I called in. I have felt guilty ALL day!

Kate (Berry) Tompkins said...

I ALWAYS feel like this- even when I'm running a fever or vomiting. EVEN when I visit the doctor and he says don't go to work- I still feel like people think I'm totally making it up. It's the Jewish guilt.