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To call in sick for post-holiday blues tomorrow

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santarosa Mon 25-Sep-17 18:44:08


I feel so sad and just want to sit and cry.

I can't face going back to work. I don't want to be in the rubbish country confused

allegretto Mon 25-Sep-17 18:46:05

I think you know the answer!

OuchLegoHurts Mon 25-Sep-17 18:46:49

Oooh, you're going to get flamed!

HandbagCrazy Mon 25-Sep-17 18:47:23

Of course YABU. People are expecting you back.

Saying that, if the climate here has put your body into shock and caused a cough / cold etc, it might be best to have a day at home <lighthearted btw>

RainbowsAndCrystals Mon 25-Sep-17 18:48:14

You can do, but what's the point? You'll just be in the same situation tomorrow night.

Best to just get it over and done with.

Gorgosparta Mon 25-Sep-17 18:48:58

Well you cant be serious. Why would you phone in sick? You arent sick

slbhill42 Mon 25-Sep-17 18:50:13

sitting at home moping will only make it worse when you do have to go back.

Think of all the great times you have at work and get in there. No? Well ok, think of the money and just live with it grin

Bambamber Mon 25-Sep-17 18:51:18

The longer you're off, the harder it is to go back

Stickaforkinimdone Mon 25-Sep-17 18:53:47

This has got to be a wind up

thisagain Mon 25-Sep-17 18:57:13

I think that partly depends on where you were on holiday. If somewhere really good, then perhaps a day or two is very justified. After all returning is clearly going to be a big culture shock. grin

santarosa Mon 25-Sep-17 19:02:38

Sorry- should have said this is lighthearted!

Of course I will be going in to work but I'm really dreading it. Any tips for making it easier? I know I need to just get on with it but I feel so miserable.

I really do just want to sit and cry confusedblush

ClashCityRocker Mon 25-Sep-17 19:03:17

It'll only make things worse.

I always feel like I never want to work again after a holiday. By mid morning I'm back into the swing of things.

AuroraBora Mon 25-Sep-17 19:04:16

The sooner you go back to work, the sooner your next holiday will be wink

FuzzyCustard Mon 25-Sep-17 19:06:57

What's a holiday? I get fed up as I am caring for DH who has cancer. Please get yourself a grip.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 25-Sep-17 19:12:55

My best tip is to have a shit holiday and then getting back to work isn't as painfulwink

Worked for me though, I went back early and earned quite a lot extra money.

KindleBueno Mon 25-Sep-17 19:20:38

I miss getting sick pay instead of shitty SSP sad

flumpybear Mon 25-Sep-17 19:25:45

Do what I did .... go in, spend a bit of time booking your next holiday .... sorted grin

Cornettoninja Mon 25-Sep-17 19:28:03

Well if you don't work you won't be able to afford to go on holiday again...

Seriously, work is pants, that's why they have to pay us to be there - but everyday is a little bit closer to your next holiday.

PurpleDaisies Mon 25-Sep-17 19:31:14

Just go in. It's very rarely as bad as you think it'll be.

Is work usually ok,

happypoobum Mon 25-Sep-17 19:34:57

I know you said this is lighthearted but is there something else going on here? Is your job really horrible? Cunty colleagues? Bastard Manager?

If so maybe you should start thinking about changing to a job you wouldn't be quite so horrified to be returning to?

I love my job and I appreciate this makes me very lucky. I really enjoy my holidays and prioritise travel over any other expenditure, but I don't ever feel awful about going back to work.

wingingitx2 Mon 25-Sep-17 20:07:47

@happypoobum Work is ok. I've been working on my own since May whilst they recruited for an assistant. The new person started a month ago and is great and now up and running but certain jobs had to be left whist I was on my own and trained the assistant. I guess I'm just dreading the catch up from being on leave plus all the additional jobs that haven't been done for 3/4months.

I used to work part time but went full time in May which I'm still trying to get to get used to the adjustment.

My youngest has just started in reception and I have a million things to remember for 2 children in school- school trips, wow days, taking things in and also a kit I need to get for a weeks residential in 2 weeks time that I don't have time to go out and get.

Everything seems to be getting on top of me sadI'm struggling to get the balance right with work, housework, and 2 children at school (one of whom is dyslexic and struggling himself at the moment). I know this is all part and parcel of being a parent but it's testing me at the moment!

I didn't realise how much I had on my mind until I wrote this so thank you for asking.

SilverySurfer Mon 25-Sep-17 20:30:54

If you think the UK is rubbish I look forward to hearing how you get on after you have emigrated. A holiday is incomparable to actually living in another country. And of course you would be unreasonable to call in sick when you are not.

wingingitx2 Mon 25-Sep-17 20:53:12

@SilverySurfer if you read my replies I mentioned this was a lighthearted post. Of course I'm going to turn up for work but actually I have other things on my mind too. Nothing major but I'm struggling nonetheless. I was having a general moan about returning to work

PandorasXbox Mon 25-Sep-17 20:57:48

NC fail?

I'm sure everything will feel better once you're back in work OP. wine

wingingitx2 Mon 25-Sep-17 21:03:26

@PandorasXbox Oh yes! I didn't think I'd confirmed the NC.

Thank you

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