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19 March 2015 @ 08:25 pm
Sick day!  
Warning: this post is a little First World whiny, if that bothers you.

I took a sick day today, the first since I got the flu when I was working at Suzugamine and had to take three days off. I know that conjures up bafflement from anyone reading this who's familiar with Japan's work culture, but that was when swine flu hit Japan and they took every precaution necessary, including shutting down the school for a few days to isolate everyone from everyone else. That's how I was able to do it. Anyway, I've had a cold since Monday, and today I just felt awful when I woke up. As I was lying in bed, shivering and sweating with all the covers on me, I thought, "You know, I should take the day off."

And it worked! I feel much better, I still managed to get all my steps in (just walking is fine when you're sick, and I didn't have a terrible fever or anything later), I studied Japanese, I played more Planescape Torment, and I drank a truly enormous amount of tea. The first world whining part only comes in because I don't have separate sick days, so I had to dip into my personal days that I was mostly using for vacation in order to cover today. But it's not like I'll have to cancel any days off, because I was already carrying a week over into the new year! So really I'm just annoyed for no reason.

I'm glad I feel better, though. Hopefully I still feel better tomorrow!  photo emot-sweatdrop.gif
 
 
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fristlefristle on March 20th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
I have separate sick days and I don't see the upside, except they give me a way to not give 2 weeks advance notice when I want a day off.
dorchadasdorchadas on March 20th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
The main upside is that I never have to think "this could be vacation time if I just went to work."
q99q99 on March 20th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC)
I don't think 'taking time off to recover from flu' qualifies as "first world problems"!
dorchadasdorchadas on March 20th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh, no! That part is universal!