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.
They've seen you sick two days in a row, they know that you're not faking it or being lazy. Check with your manager to make sure if it'll ease your mind, but I'm sure with a doctor's note it'll be fine; no point you spreading your germs to everyone else in the place!
I got a hold of the head manager of my department, and she was a lot more understanding than anyone else I've talked to about calling off. She said I should "go see a doctor", but not in a way that suggested that she wanted a note. Better get one to be safe though.
If you're THAT sick, there's not much you can do. If they sent you home you're clearly more on the "too sick to work" end of the spectrum and...that's reason enough. I know it feels weird to call off but...otherwise you could be infecting your coworkers and customers in addition to making yourself absolutely miserable. D:
There's no reason to feel bad, but if it makes you feel any better have a co-worker ready to cover your shift before you call. I've found managers are mostly indifferent to calling in sick as long as you don't put them on the spot to find someone else to replace you.
There is nothing much you can do about it You need to rest and by the look of things, need to take antibiotics Get better and then come back to work fresh and healthy That is what I am doing right now so I understand your situation
Most people say if you have the flu or a bad cold stay home, especially if it is the flu. Sneezing and touching everything infects it all and passes the virus or whatever on to another. 20 million didn't die in the European influenza outbreak in 1918 because they stayed home.
First of all, going to work when you're sick is just stupid. You can't really concentrate, it takes longer till you feel better and you might infect others. So next time, go to the doctor first and do what he tells you. And no, you don't have to feel guilty. People get sick and there's not much you can do other that drinking tea and hope to get better soon. I don't know if they can do anything though.