for me... if it was an option with my current employer... I probably would because they haven't exactly bent over backwards to make my working life easier, so I feel that I should take all the benefits they offer. And I work in a huge organisation so my work is easily covered.
If it was a smaller company and I felt less of a cog in a giant wheel, then I probably wouldn't.
I`m not talking a sniffle btw. I have had emergency surgery and spent 3 days in hospital and a week or more in bed. This was how i spent my annual leave and our policy allows us to ring in sick on annual leave and reclaim if nec. I`ve always poo pooed people who do this because if myself or dc are ill when i`m off usually i think thank goodness i was off ! This time i`m wondering if i should avtually claim sickness not annual leave so i can have that week again next month but feel somehow like its taking advantage ? Just out of interest wwyd ?