I have been laid up for 3 days with a fever and stomach flu. Is it just me, or don't you get embarrassed or feel guilty when calling out from work? I am legitimately ill, but somehow couldn't help feeling like I was letting everyone down by not going in and tended to obsess on that. ("what is my boss going to say?", "how should I tell him?", etc.)
I would have done a disservice by going to work, sickening my clients and co-workers, and I am just starting to feel better after doing no eating and tons of sleeping for 3 days and nights. Somehow I still feel a little guilty for not going in.
Damn American work ethic!
(you know I'm sick when I am stuck at home and haven't even posted to my blog until today!)