I used to take sick days much more liberally. Feeling a bit sniffly? Sick day. Might be running a fever? Sick day. Work sucks? Sick day.
But now, I’m a boss. I’m in charge of things. I have things to get done!
I can’t just take a sick day whenever my body aches and shivers. No, I have to suck down cold medicine and go into work and get that stuff done. Because, logical or not, I feel I have a responsibility to do so.
Ironically, at this point in my career, I’ve stockpiled a goodly amount of sick time. Back in the day, when I’d skip work just because it sucked and call it being sick, I would be using sick time essentially as I earned it. Now that I have more sick hours than I know what to do with, I don’t do anything with them.
I must be some kind of adult or something. Ugh!