Am I the only one who feels bad...

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  1. snickydog

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    ... taking a sick day when I'm sick? I have no voice from a sore throat AND pink eye, yet for some reason I STILL feel bad. Of course, I called in - I don't want to give my kids or other staff pink eye - but it does make me feel really bad. I'm not really sure why - I don't take off unless I'm TRULY sick (maybe 3-4 days a year) and I bust my butt when I am there.

    Does anyone else feel guilty like me?
     
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  3. kacieann

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    I always feel bad taking off of work. I am not sick often, but I feel as though my students expect to see and when they don't they are upset!
     
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    I only take sick days when I physically cannot get out of bed, so no I don't feel bad. Anything less than that -- I show up to work anyway.
     
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    I took a sick day yesterday and felt bad. I should have taken a sick day Tuesday and today as well though.
     
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    I have been gone all week. Literally, can not get out of bed and my boyfriend even had to stay home for me for two days. I feel bad about it but am too sick to care. When I become better is when I will feel bad about it.

    I have no sub and other teachers are taking my kids which adds to my guilt.:(
     
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    I used to feel bad. I have been having some personal issues this year and decided that if I needed to call in sick or take a personal day then that is what I need to do.

    I'm a human. I get sick. I have bad days. I LOVE my job and my students, but I deserve to take a day off if needed.

    It's okay!
     
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    I've been in tears a few times this year, either because I felt like a bad mom for being in school when my kids were sick or for being a bad teacher for being out AGAIN.

    Sometimes it's a tight wedge between that rock and the hard place.
     
  9. blindteacher

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    Excellent post!
     

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