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#217271 - 04/11/08 12:21 PM A small victory for me
VLinvictus Offline

Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 273
Loc: NY
I won a small victory for myself today: I called in sick.

Every time I don't feel well, I contemplate calling in sick to stay home but I always manage to convince myself that I don't deserve it, that my boss is depending on me, and my obligations to my job outrank my physical needs.

Today, I woke up feeling like crap: the slight cold I had earlier in the week has decided to take a vacation in my lungs. No big deal, but I sound like Harvey Fierstein and I've got a low-grade fever. I dithered about whether or not I should stay home when finally the mature and adult Dan took charge and said "No. Your first priority is to take care of yourself."

So I am. \:\)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
~ Oscar Wilde

#217273 - 04/11/08 12:39 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: VLinvictus]
LandOfShadow Offline

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 684
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
I'm glad you're not listening to that "you don't deserve it" voice in you. In fact you do deserve it. It's why you have the benefit, so why shouldn't you use it?

Get lots of rest! Hope you feel better soon! \:\)

Et par le pouvoir d’un mot Je recommence ma vie, Je suis né pour te connaître, Pour te nommer

And by the power of a single word I can begin my life again, I was born to know you, to name you

Paul Eluard

#217278 - 04/11/08 12:52 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: LandOfShadow]
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 2615
Loc: Central PA
Good job man! Fantastic! Standing up for yourself is a big step. I learned to do that a number of years back by the boss I had at the time. He was a cowboy boot wearing, functioning alcoholic, who didn't take crap from anyone. Good guy though. He's go out of his way to help anyone respected, and the only people he didn't respect was anyone lazy. He couldn't stand lazy people. Learned from him to stand up for myself, was cool. One of those fellows that came along, took me under his wing, and when he finally moved on, I was strong enough to fly higher than I ever had before. I'll never forget those lessons!

Two Thumbs up for you man!

Now rest and get better!

#217283 - 04/11/08 01:03 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: JustScott]
MemoryVault Offline

Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 693
Loc: NJ
Good for you, Dan! Knowing that you deserve time to take care of yourself is a real breakthrough!

I'll send virtual soup.

Edited by MemoryVault (04/11/08 01:03 PM)

#217285 - 04/11/08 01:45 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: MemoryVault]
Still Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
Good work!

It can be a day of video games, catching-up on the Flintstones and Three Stooges and visiting MS \:\)

#217289 - 04/11/08 01:54 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: Still]
Hauser Offline

Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 2963
Loc: United States
Hell YEAH!

They shouldn't want you there ANYWAY. You're gonna make OTHER people sick if you're coughing and sneezing around everyone else. I avoid sick people like the plague!

Tell me, this is the first time you've called in sick long?

#217305 - 04/11/08 02:35 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: Hauser]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Good job! Feels great to come first for a change, doesn't it?

But don't listen to Robbie Brown. The shows you want are CSI, Judge Judy and any Warner Brothers cartoons you can find.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#217310 - 04/11/08 02:58 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: VLinvictus]
arronb Offline

Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 1005
Loc: Perth
Sorry to hear you're sick ...
hope you're feeling better soon ...

but mate ...
wasting a sickie on being sick !!!
how very unaustralian of you ;\) LOL

Keep Smilin'

#217313 - 04/11/08 03:23 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: arronb]
VLinvictus Offline

Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 273
Loc: NY
Thanks for the notes, guys. I just woke up from a lovely nap and now It's time I had some breakfast.

I checked in at work and everyone is managing to cope without me for a day.

I can't recall the last time I called in sick or just took a personal mental health day. It feels good. I still don't feel good, yet, and I'm kind of miffed to be out of commission, but my mind and body need the rest!

Good suggestions on TV, thanks -- but I've got my 7-season box set of Buffy to work through! \:\)

When I'm lucid enough, I want to post about the awesome session I had with my couples T on Tuesday.

I'll check in later!


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
~ Oscar Wilde

#217322 - 04/11/08 04:16 PM Re: A small victory for me [Re: VLinvictus]
Freedom49 Offline

Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 2724
Loc: Washington State
Yaa Buffy, I LOVE that series. I have it to. Still watchit occasionally.


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