My throat hurts and my nose is running, and when I sneeze I get these horrible body chills, but I feel more “under the weather” than “sick”. I left work early today because I didn’t feel good and the people around me noticed I was coughing a lot (I didn’t want to be one of those workplace contagions people complain about). But to be honest, I could have stayed and kept working. I felt merely uncomfortable, not like I was about to die.
Say tomorrow, I wake up and I’m still congested and sneezy, but my throat’s not raw. Would that be enough to stay home? I kinda want to stay home out of sheer laziness, but I am sure to have a bad case of the guilts if I do. I believe that sick time should be reserved for illnesses that leave you either bed- or toliet-ridden. A cold just doesn’t seem bad enough to justify the day off.
What do you think? Have you ever taken a day off for a cold?