So I got a nice surprise today:
Sprung a random fever at work and I feel like a bag of smashed dicks so I'm leaving work early, not typically something that I do (I tend to work through it) but the boss is away and it's slow enough that they don't need me. Bed and soup here I commmmmee.
Butthurt about missing out on the money though.
Make me feel better by telling me your epic/embarrassing/anticlimactic stories about leaving work or school sick.
Most Helpful Guy
The only time I left school early because I was sick was my freshman year of high school. I felt tired and dizzy all day. I eventually couldn't take it anymore, so I went to the dean's office and had the secretary call my mom.
As far as work? My dogs had a fight one morning and I stupidly tried to break it up by pulling them apart. In hindsight, I probably should have kicked one of them or used a broom. Anyway, my hand got caught on one of their teeth. It got swollen really bad. I went to work, but I could do literally nothing because my hand hurt so badly. So I left early to go to the doctor's office and then went home after that.1
Most Helpful Girl
Well it's been a while now since I don't have an employer anymore.
I've gone home sick from work many a time, I don't like doing it but if I'm ill I'm ill. One job, I left because I was vomiting and I said I'm sorry I just can't do this, and packed my stuff up and left. I was then told off because, and quoting my boss, "I pay you to work not go home. I decide when your ill, not you" so I decided to give my resignation letter in the next day.
My most hilarious being sent home was actually not to do with me. I woke up in the night to hear my sister in law being violently sick. I went to see if she needed some help and she was so ill she could barely stand. I put her to bed and cleaned up the bathroom, and I was on the early morning start at work - 6:30am. I went in, I told them what happened. Next thing, my manager pulled me to one side and asked to know exactly what I had done and how. I explained, she'd been really ill I cleaned it up with Cif and bleach, then I went to bed and got up for work. I was ordered to go home, change all of my clothes and have a full shower.1