January 19, 2016
Numerous women drag themselves to work no matter how
sick they may feel. The struggle is real and we always get ill at the most inconvenient time, usually on a Sunday night when it's impossible to gauge if you'll feel good enough after one night of rest to make it in on Monday morning. I'm cooking a sinus infection that has my head swimming in a sea of sludge right now. How I'll feel tomorrow is a mystery however my Brenda Vaccaro voice tells me I might not be sounding so great. The challenge is real too; trying to get a doctor's appointment, texting in sick to work and most importantly rearranging the children and all the plans that revolve around a day has many moms opting to punch the time clock while they are germy and contagious. The alternative; juggling a way to keep everyone else on schedule, is almost easier to work through that changing it all. Some moms save sick days to use when their child is sick. Due to office politics, some refuse to call in sick and others simply can't afford to fall behind on their work. I'd like to encourage all involved, be it a manager who can ease the mind of a working mom, a husband, grandma, co-worker, a neighbor or friend to pave the way for a sick day when it's really needed. Perhaps this Erma Bombeck quote will inspire you.
"Written on her tombstone: "I told you I was sick." ? Erma Bombeck
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