Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I think I feel sick.

I don't really feel sick right now, but I just found out that I get 15 sick days in a school year. Which means that since I am only working a half of a year, I should still get at least 7 sick days.

Now, I have never been one to "call in sick" unless I am on death's door. I just don't like doing it. Especially as a teacher, I would always get so far behind from just missing one day. Then there would always be a sub who knew nothing about Algebra or Geometry, who would end up confusing the students even more than they already were.

But with this subject that I am teaching, and with these students, I think that I just might take those days when I feel sick, instead of trying to press through.

In fact, I think I am starting to feel a little ill right now...



  1. Do it Mr. is so much fun! I feel the same way about not calling in sick to work even if your actually sick but for the first time ever this summer I called in sick..and I wasn't!

  2. I have always been one to avoid this. I don't want to call in sick when I am not sick at all, but I can't tell you the number of times that I went to work when I was really, really sick.

    I don't think that i am going to do that anymore, and if I feel off even a little bit, I might as well take the day, right?

  3. We get 10 sick days a year but no short term disability so we need to save and roll over our days for serious illnesses. The last time I called in they had no sub and I had to go in anyway.


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