Should I Call in sick?!

Question: Should I Call in sick?
I just started my new job about a month and a half ago. I've been really sick since the middle of last week. Supervisor told me numerous times that if i'm sick I can call in and not to worry about it. Came in this morning feeling terrible and she said I looked really bad and said I should get to the doctor. I took her up on it and went. Turns out I have a bad upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. Woke up in the middle of the night coughing like crazy w/ a fever slightly over 100. I have a doctors note stating I may return to work on Wednsday. My supervisor also also voiced her concern about me getting others sick in the office. I feel extremely sick and weak, but I am extremely paranoid about calling in sick and taking the doctors advice. This job is extremely important to me. Do you think it would look bad to call in sick after being at a job for a little under 2 months? I come in early every day, stay late when I have to,do as I am told... have gotten a lot of positive feedback as well. I just don't want to give the wrong impression and have people question my work ethic.


You have to take care of yourself or you won't be any good to yourself or your job. The boss has seen that you are sick. You have a doctor's excuse. A bad upper respiratory infection with bronchitis has been known to return, remain longer or get worse! Do what the doctor says so you can get well as soon as possible. It is not impressive to show up at work too sick to work. Besides, you will make your coworkers sick which will not be productive for the company. A fever means you're infectious and a danger to the collective. Your boss will appreciate that!. Call in, keep the boss informed of what's going on. Let him know your concern and your illness.
With such work ethic, your record is in tact so they know you're not shirking. Take care of your self!

Definitely call in sick and see your doctor again immediately. Your health is far more important than your work. The doctor was expecting you to have recovered by Wednesday so the fact that have not it is vital you see the doctor ASAP. To get another diagnosis, new medication and another sick note. You can NOT be sacked for being sick.

My work with people with health problems.

Your boss told you.. the doctor told you and even wrote you a note. There is no reason for them to get upset for you being sick. You have the proof. They cant do anything, and if they try and fire you..they can sue. But if you aren't feeling well, call in. Like I said, your sick. I hope you feel better soon and good luck!

Your sick so rest. You might do something bad and taint your or worst pass out on your work.

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