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WIBU to call in sick when I'm not sick?

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MusicalChairsOh Mon 17-Jul-17 17:16:08

I work in a nursing home and I'm due in on Wednesday.

2 patients were sick today and one had diarrhoea.

It's not definite that It's a bug yet and we won't be able to know until a few days.

It's my wedding day on Saturday.

Would I be being unreasonable to call in sick on wednesday to prevent myself any chance of catching the possible illness before my wedding day (providing I haven't caught it already)?

PurpleDaisies Mon 17-Jul-17 17:17:08


Just use good hand hygiene.

ImLizawithaZ Mon 17-Jul-17 17:17:17


ColossalKalamari Mon 17-Jul-17 17:17:49

There's no way I'd risk my wedding day

witchofzog Mon 17-Jul-17 17:19:07

Yanbu. I wouldn't want to risk it either. Is there any possibility of taking annual leave though instead?

nicelyneurotic Mon 17-Jul-17 17:19:36


Queenioqueenio Mon 17-Jul-17 17:20:20


KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Mon 17-Jul-17 17:20:41

Wear face masks and use buckets of soap and hand gel.

I've worked in nursing hones for over 15 years and never caught anything.

pigyoinkoinks Mon 17-Jul-17 17:20:49

YANBU!!! Every one pulls a sickie now and again!
It's for your wedding!!! So as long as you can afford to miss a days pay just do it!

Cantspell2 Mon 17-Jul-17 17:21:13

Better find yourself a sterile bubble if you are going to that extent to avoid possible germs.

PurpleDaisies Mon 17-Jul-17 17:21:54

Every one pulls a sickie now and again!

Do they? I never have. It's totally unprofessional.

timeforabrewnow Mon 17-Jul-17 17:22:16


Do you often get diarrhoea from patients?

Thunderthighs11 Mon 17-Jul-17 17:22:56

I was fully ready to say yabu until I saw your reason why. I would ask to use annual leave

I've never managed to avoid any D&V bug in our household despite using plenty of hand gel and maintaining good hygiene, if only it were that simple.

JustDanceAddict Mon 17-Jul-17 17:28:49

I would take holiday

Sirzy Mon 17-Jul-17 17:30:29

Taking a day off "sick" a few days before your wedding is going to look suspicious surely?

Moanyoldcow Mon 17-Jul-17 17:33:41

Can you swap the shift?

MusicalChairsOh Mon 17-Jul-17 17:34:11

Too short notice to use annual leave unfortunately.
I have 2 dc, age 1 and 3, so would be a complete disaster if I brought it home and they caught it - and a complete write off for the wedding.

I maintain good hand hygeine, and use appropriate ppe. But have still caught several of the bugs during my 10 years working in nursing homes.

I never ring in sick unless I'm ill, however to me, my wedding day is important and I could really do with not catching anything.

MaidOfStars Mon 17-Jul-17 17:36:00

Face mask.

NapQueen Mon 17-Jul-17 17:37:11

"My dc are too ill to go to childcare, I will need to be off today"

yellowgymball Mon 17-Jul-17 17:37:19


Don't give a monkeys what anyone else thinks. I wouldn't be risking my wedding day in that way. No chance.

Emmastone123 Mon 17-Jul-17 17:37:38

Congrats on your wedding!
I think the fact that you are asking, you know it's wrong. It's really unprofessional and someone else will have to bear the brunt. Request for a day off. If not, wash your hands all.the.time! As long as you don't touch your eyes/mouth without hand washing, you'll be absolutely fine.
Have a great day on sat!

Emmastone123 Mon 17-Jul-17 17:38:20

Sorry OP just saw your post. I hope it works out.

Rhubarbtart9 Mon 17-Jul-17 17:38:48

As a one off yes

MusicalChairsOh Mon 17-Jul-17 17:39:35

Face masks don't protect you as the viruses aren't generally airborne, neither will alcohol gel! They only work on bacteria.

daimbar Mon 17-Jul-17 17:40:34

YANBU I would totally pull one sickie as a one off for my wedding day.

Nobody at work will thank you or even remember you working that one day. You will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life and a sickness bug for you and DC would be a disaster.

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