Am ill today. Sore throat, my head and joints ache, generally speaking, I feel like shite. I have a funny relationship with illness, and not necessarily a “healthy” one. I’ve got a high tolerance for pain, so I just ignore it until it flattens me or I get better.
So I’m off to work, just like yesterday and the day before. Too much to do, and a day off could mean something slipping that shouldn’t. Thing is I do actually believe sickies are there for a reason, and actively encourage staff who feel ill to rest and recover.
Not for myself though, a day off would bore the pants off me and I’d be constantly thinking of work. Like I said, not a “healthy” relationship with illness