I've just been to the GP who has signed me off for 4 weeks with pregnancy related fatigue and sickness. Problem is, on Saturday we are due to go on a city break, just for 4 days. The last day coincides with a days annual leave booked. Will I get in trouble for going? I feel lousy as anything but don't want to lose the money so want to just try and persevere. After all, I can just stay at the hotel if I don't feel up to doing anything when we get there.
Worried I'll get some sort of disciplinary action for going as being signed of with fatigue and then going on holiday doesn't really tally does it.
Work policies don't say anything about it. dilemma!
If one of the reasons you’re signed off is fatigue then a relaxing holiday is actually pretty justifiable. If it gives you the chance to rest and recharge, and you do think you’ll feel better after, then go, and let it do you good.
Hmm it's a tricky one really. It's up to you if you go, but I would expect a bit of moaning from your colleagues as if you're sick, you're sick. If you're well enough to go on holiday you're well enough to go to work, but everyone's different. But it was booked first, so it's tricky :/ x
You should go if your upto it. Sitting round a hotel and maybe getting out for a bit doesn't mean your fit to work. I've had the sickness and fatigue almost all the way through so far and I wudve got signed off if it wasn't for the fact I work from home and was able to lie in bed on my laptop. I also booked a holiday as I thought i may aswell lie around with a change of seen for a bit, it'll do you good mentally as it's hard going being at home sick all the time. Hopefully it'll perk you up a bit too as I did find getting out for a bit helped. Hope you feel soon, my sickness cleared at 24 weeks altho I'm still fatigued now at 26
Absolutely go. The rest will do you good. If you're going to lose the money anyway, then you might as well go and even if you sleep all day and night, it will still be enjoyable. Bear in mind that when you're at home you always feel that you should be doing something, even if you're not. If you go away it's the perfect opportunity for a break.
I used to work in HR and would not bat an eyelid at this. I would ask if you had a nice time if you told me. Btw any annual leave that would have fallen during a period the dr signed you off should be claimed back, so that one day off, you should take at another time.