WIBU to call in sick when I'm not sick?
MusicalChairsOh · 17/07/2017 17:16
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)?
MusicalChairsOh · 17/07/2017 17:34
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.
Emmastone123 · 17/07/2017 17:37
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!
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