It’s been a surprisingly busy weekend with my parents visiting and my wife feeling sick (right after Little Buddy was sick). It’s strange to see tough cold viruses appear in 90 degree weather, but I guess it still happens. I’m OK so far, which is another great mystery of illnesses – out of the three of us, one of us will usually be OK while the other two are sick. I suspect I was a carrier but either didn’t notice or didn’t have any symptoms this time. Illness is a particular worry in a family where one parent works at a contract (i.e. hourly paid) job, the other is a stay-at-home parent and the child is too young for school/daycare (although I plan on putting Little Buddy in the workforce at the age of 4 – that’ll be enough loafing around for him).
So a simple poll question today: if you get sick, do you take off time from work at the first mild sniffle, or are you one of those people who drag themselves in despite being ill, or somewhere in between?