I won’t be making it into the office today…(cough, cough)


Gawker gives you the rules on using sick days (hint: don’t use them when you are sick because that is no fun at all).


The hangover day has been a topic of conversation. Some people feel it’s OK as long as you don’t do it a lot. Me? I like to punish myself for drinking too much (why is that a lesson we have to learn over and over in life?). So I work through it…sometimes I even run it off.


When I have managed people, I have always been cool with the impromptu day off. If you don’t have anything on your calendar, skedaddle. No need to act sick. 

Comments (5)

  1. Master of the Obvious says:

    Do you really think that that would be wise in this economy?

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    Uhm, you do realize that this was humor, don’t you?

  3. Keith Patrick says:

    We used to call those kind of sick days "mental health days". 90% of my current co-workers have no idea what I’m talking about and seem somewhat put off by the apparent dishonesty of it.

  4. NativeWizdom says:

    Does not work for virtual workers. Seems not right to call in sick, when you are already at home.

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    Keith – I use floating holidays for that. We get 2 a year.

    NativeWizdom – Yeah, it’s weird when you work from home. I still think that remote workers should just get off the computer sometimes. When I am sick, I’ll be in bed but check mail a couple times a day, to make myself feel important 🙂