To not want to go to work tonight with a sprained ankle?
SpiritInSky · 17/08/2015 14:12
Sprained my ankle over the weekend. It's been mildly painful while I've been off work. Went back yesterday and it's become very sore. I spend a lot of time on my feet in my job and I struggled yesterday.
I was going to phone in sick the morning but hubby (who works in the same place) said I should go in so I don't get a sickness mark (and don't lose the wage.). Honestly spending the night hobbling around is about the last thing I want to do.
WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant · 17/08/2015 14:23
Rest it for one night.
It will heal quicker (maybe not totally in one night!)
If you stan on it all night, you could well be off longer, as it might get worse.
Depends on your shift pattern too? If you can swap shifts? Or have a few days off soon?
SpiritInSky · 17/08/2015 15:07
I'm going in because it's too late to phone in sick now.
It's the kind of job where I go in and do it, or don't go in at all. No real way of doing it at a reduced capacity.
(Just in case anyone is wondering- I can't actually remember the last time I phoned in sick to work. I normally just suck it up and go. It's been at least five years since I took a sick day.)
TheSilveryPussycat · 17/08/2015 23:51
This macho attitude to working while sick or injured is going to have repercussions in years to come. Time was when people took enough time to heal properly, or refrained from infecting their co-workers.
Mind you, I'm old enough to remember lunch hours. An actual whole hour away from work (OK, many working women rushed round doing the shopping...)
[grumpy old gimmer emoticon]
googoodolly · 18/08/2015 09:07
Glad you got a chance to rest, OP.
The problem is, Silvery, is lots of places don't pay sick pay for the first three days, and a lot of families are in a position where they can't afford to lose a day's pay, let alone three days.
DP has been off sick for 10 days this month (signed off by GP), and he'll lose 3 days pay and get SSP for the rest. We're really going to struggle next month as a result, so I totally understand why some people go in regardless. It's often a choice of going in or not paying bills.
googoodolly · 18/08/2015 12:27
I just wish the sickness laws would change. I get that it stops people skiving and staying off with a hangover, but I think if you have a doctor's note or you're in hospital or something, you should get full-pay for the whole time you're off.
It hits poorer families the hardest because they often have no choice but to struggle into work.
Now you've got me joining in with your rant
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