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Should I go into work today?

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Icecreamandsunscreen Thu 27-Oct-16 06:29:24

Need quick replies, not sure what to do as relatively new job (almost two months)
Been throwing up/feeling terrible since Sunday night, went in Monday and Tuesday they knew I was sick (kept running to toilet) on Tuesday once I didn't make it and vomitted all over myself, they said I should go home so I did. I then decided not to go on Wednesday either but sent them a message saying hopefully I would be in today. Today already vomited twice, feel like I've been punched in the stomach repeatedly. It's just I really haven't been there that long and I've had more time off already than anyone else (one day off for hospital and another for dentist) we're only a small team so it's very obvious too

Reindeerlily Thu 27-Oct-16 06:30:39

Don't go in. Your health is more important. Tell them you are still sick and you'd hate anyone else to get whatever you have. Hope you feel better soon.

ChessieFL Thu 27-Oct-16 06:30:42

Of course you shouldn't go in. You could be spreading it all round your team (if you haven't already).

Meowlster Thu 27-Oct-16 06:31:18

No way! I'd be pretty peeved (to put it mildly) if you'd come in to my work, also a small team, and risked passing something on to everyone. Just stay home, tomorrow too.

Kmxxx14 Thu 27-Oct-16 06:31:39

I wouldn't go. They know ur sick & it's highly contagious so they probably don't want You there anyway.

user1471494124 Thu 27-Oct-16 06:33:32

No. You are ill. And probably infectious. You are not doing anyone any favours by going in!

Bonnie152 Thu 27-Oct-16 06:33:46

No! Stay at home! You're genuinely ill and they are aware that you are. I can't imagine a work place being ok with someone who sounds like they have a stomach bug coming in, knowing you're throwing up but only sending you home when you've been sick on yourself. Crikey! I'm sure they will have a policy which states you can't come in for a certain amount of hours after being sick (usually 48).

Can understand you feel bad but you shouldn't - if you're ill, you're ill. Hope you feel better soon flowers

Garthmarenghi Thu 27-Oct-16 06:34:58

Stay home and hope you feel better soon

TheoriginalLEM Thu 27-Oct-16 06:35:06

could you be pregnant?

Silvercatowner Thu 27-Oct-16 06:52:35

Unless this is pregnancy related the whole company is likely to have gone down with what you've got by now. If I worked with you, either as line manager or colleague, I'd be seriously unimpressed with your complete lack of common sense.

gingerh4ir Thu 27-Oct-16 06:53:46

V&D bugs are very contagious. YWBU to go in with it in the first place. Shocked they didn't send you home. Get over it before you go back. you have been there only 2 months but it happens. I had it 3 days into a new job. Nothing you can do.

mouldycheesefan Thu 27-Oct-16 06:58:42

I too would be highly unimpressed with a colleague that came into work so unwell that they vomited onnthrmself. And still waited to be told to go home! I did once have an employee like this, drove me mad. Would never say "I am sick, I am going home" would wait for someone else to make the decision for her and "send her home 🙄. "

You are sick. Don't go to work. Don't go in throw up everywhere, cause a drama and make everyone else ill and wait for a grown up you decide you should go home. Nobody appreciates that.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Thu 27-Oct-16 07:04:07

I'll be a bit kinder.

You're sick. Going in will make you take longer to recover.

Stay home, look after yourself.

Phone work when they open and explain, by all means tell them you're mortified, but don't go in.

Any idea what's making you vomit? Poor thing.

Mummyoflittledragon Thu 27-Oct-16 07:06:56

You need to get better. If you are concerned about being seen as a slacker can you put in some extra hours when you get back? Not that you should have to but is an option. Go to work recovered on Monday.

Icecreamandsunscreen Thu 27-Oct-16 07:09:12

Definitely not pregnant.
At my old job we would never dare take a day off sick because manager said it was weak and it just wasn't worth the agro, so I used to go in with all sorts and I guess that's been drummed into me.
And my current manager wasn't particularly happy about my previous days off either and I got a talking to and asked to make up the time, so at the moment I feel like I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't. I've decided to not go in today but will definitely worry about it. What about tomorrow then? Should I not go in? I would feel awful if I infected anyone but that's a lot of time off?

Maraschinocherry Thu 27-Oct-16 07:10:51

Of course stay home. I would be fuming if I was your colleague and I had caught your illness.

However, next time, maybe don't take a full day off for a dental appointment and a hospital appointment! (unless the hospital involves a procedure that really requires the full day).

Rest, re hydrate et get better. Realistically you shouldn't go back until next week now.

Ankleswingers Thu 27-Oct-16 07:12:40

48 hours since the last episode of vomiting. Stay well away. Agree with pp and go back on Monday

BikeRunSki Thu 27-Oct-16 07:13:21

Stay at home and get better. No one will benefit from you going in ill. My workplace applies the "48 hour" rule used in schools and nurseries - i.e. Staying off until 48 hrs after the last incident of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Ankleswingers Thu 27-Oct-16 07:14:21

Sounds like Norovirus to me. Google it.

Lorelei76 Thu 27-Oct-16 07:23:07

Stay home
If your manager is arsey about it you can ask advice here on how to deal with it, but it's awful they didn't send you home immediately
Take care flowers

FetchezLaVache Thu 27-Oct-16 07:24:26

Even Norovirus should have cleared up by now. Ring 111 and take care of yourself!

TheFairyCaravan Thu 27-Oct-16 07:28:02

I would imagine half the team will be off with vomiting now, tbh! I can't believe you went into work with it.

Stay at home until you are clear of symptoms for 48hrs.

Ankleswingers Thu 27-Oct-16 07:29:06

Not necessarily Fetchez.

This past week I have spoken to a few clients on the phone ( definitely not in person) who have had confirmed Norovirus which has lasted up to two weeks.

FetchezLaVache Thu 27-Oct-16 07:31:35

Ankles shock shock shock

itlypocerka Thu 27-Oct-16 07:32:04

You should stay at home until you have had a full 24 hours without throwing up and have been able to eat something and drink water and kept it down.

Not doing this not only risks 2 things

1 - infecting more colleagues

2- the alternative - if you are ill for a day or two, attempt to go in on day 3 and do a bit of work but then feel too bad to continue and go home and are off again on day 4. in most companies the attendance disciplinary policy will treat you more harshly for doing that than if you are just off sick for days 1-4 as they treat any number of adjacent days as a single "incident"

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