If you're really sick. No. Things like this happen. I've had to call off work quite a few times due to migraines. And with migraines there's no way I'll be doing anything but taking my migraine tablets and sleeping it off.
Well, at my job every time someone calls off, they'll usually tell you to "come in anyway" no matter what your excuse is. They've also been known to call you throughout the day trying to get you to come in "just for a few hours".
It makes the whole experience of calling off/being sick way more stressful than it needs to be.
Thankfully, that didn't happen this particular time, but it's happened all of the other times I've called off.
Maybe this is why there's a massive flu outbreak all over the country--because people stopped realizing that coming into contact with other people when your sick, ya know, makes them sick too. Stay home and get better.
I blame it on companies as whole who don't offer any kind of paid sick-leave for people in restaurant and retail positions. It's ironic because these are the types of jobs where people interact with each other the most, causing sickness to spread fast. I'm a waitress that's forced to go into work sick because I can't afford to miss it, as are all my other coworkers, so when one of us gets sick, ALL of us get sick.