I’ve had a sore throat/sinus infection/cold for about a week now. I had been told that I could work from home if I was sick, but apparently I spent a little longer working from home than my team lead expected, and now he’s saying that he will want a note from the doctor if I am going to be working from home for more than two days due to illness.
I get this kind of illness two or three times a year, sometimes from allergies, and sometimes just because it’s going around. It usually takes me about a week to recover, where I usually take a day off sick; then come in because there’s too much work to do, or the PTB look at you funny if you take off for more than a couple of days.
But I never go to the doctor for these. If it’s a cold he/she can’t do anything anyway, and if it’s an infection I could get an antibiotic, but I’d rather not if I’m going to heal up in a few days anyway.
So when do you decide it’s time to go to a doctor?