To consider not going to work tomorrow?

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I feel terrible, have a very high temperature of 39.3, aching limbs and sinuses full of snot. I'm considering not going in tomorrow but as we have quite an important morning I don't want to let people down.
I don't want to give any horrible bugs to the children (although probably one of them passed it to me in the first place). I am a teacher.
Colleagues in the past have commented on me being off a lot, not management, just one particular co-worker.
I've been there 6 years. I had a day off with conjunctivitis, then 5 days for noro virus my first year.
2nd year my appendix ruptured and due to the surgery and the fact I was in the nursery, ie lifting I had 5 weeks off.
No days off in my 3rd year.
4th year I was put on bed rest half way through my pregnancy. My DS was still born and although I technically could have taken maternity leave I came back after a month.
I got pregnant again, and didn't have so many problems but had time off to get checked by the consultant due to my history. I then went on maternity leave for a year.
I've been back since September with no absences.
I can't make up my mind if I am being paranoid about being off too much. I feel that my record isn't too bad but she constantly bad mouths me and I know if I'm not there tomorrow, she will just have another dig at me.

SantasComingFace Fri 09-Nov-12 08:33:19

You are doing the right thing staying off. I have a 'warning' from my employer as I have had 2 instances of sick this year and a period of long term sick last year, all completely unavoidable. I'm going in today feeling like crap but can't risk losing my job.

Tell the woman to piss off and mind her own beeswax! angry

Update: just got a message from a friend at work saying the bitch was sniping to anyone who would listen about me being off again. She has apparently said she sent me an email too. sad
Actually hope she has because it would help prove the bullying if there is written evidence.
Instead of going to school I got a gp appointment and now must be shaking with antibiotics. Chest infection on both sides. I'm going to have a great weekend.

Euphemia Fri 09-Nov-12 17:52:52

You take care of yourself and sod that cow. I hope she has sent you an email, so you have some evidence.

DontmindifIdo Fri 09-Nov-12 17:59:42

you have a chest infection, you are proper ill. also, as she's not your boss and I assume not having to cover for you, it genuinely doesn't matter what she thinks or says. In fact, if she says anything to you, I'd ask her straight out why she thinks it's anything to do with her?

People like this get you justifying yourself to them and act like they think they are entitled to be incharge and important and just because they act this way, everyone else falls in with it. It will be bug the hell out of her when she asks what's wrong and you do'nt start a whole story about having a chest infection and sick note etc but just tell her it's none of her business.

Repeat to yourself "this person is unimportant"

(And start looking for a new job)

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