Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sick Days

I feel so much better today. Still stuffy, and sneezing and coughing, but the chills and stomach pain is gone. And no more headache.

Today's technology means you never really can call in sick. You can "work from home," lie in bed with your laptop or blackberry nearby, scan for urgent emails when you get up to use the bathroom. No need to miss meetings, they are taking place over the phone anyway, and the toll free conferencing number is as easy to dial from home as in the office.

We don't even have "sick" days in my company, nor in the place I worked last. All days off are lumped into one category, be it sick or vacation or personal time, and you record them the same.

Long gone are the "mental health days" of my early work years, when you'd save a sick day for a day when you had little going on at work and could call you boss that morning with a scratchy-voiced feeble excuse, and just climb back into your lazy bed.


Blogger Pynchon said...

Need it be said, get well soon.

5:15 PM  
Blogger medusa said...

thank you!

9:28 PM  

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