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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stosh, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I've worked at this job for 3 years now and I've never taken a sick day because I was actually sick.

    I never GET sick... is anybody else like this?
     

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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    No.

    I'm usually good for one cold per year that requires me to take a day or two off. This year I happened to be in Vegas for a conference when it hit. So, I'm now in the clear for another year.
     
  3. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I always use my sick days to play hookey, I only ever get an annual cold that keeps me off work for a few dasys otherwise.
     
  4. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    In the last 6 years @ this job I've used 2 sick days. One for the flu ( I was shivering uncontrollably ), and one for a broken leg.
     
  5. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I would say i was like that.. but then i may just jinx it.. so I choose not to answer...
     
  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Thats impressive man!

    I've used more bereavement days than I have sick days in the past 3 years.

    The job before this I worked for 3 years and never took a single sick day.
     
  7. PonySoldier

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    Rarely..I generally save my sick time to use when one of the kids gets sick or use them to play hookey if I start accumulating too much sick time..
     
  8. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    :( Sorry.
     
  9. amateur

    amateur Turbo Monkey

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    You just screwed yourself. You're going to get sicker than you could ever imagine. In 3 years I've never taken a sick day because I was actually sick.
     
  10. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Thanks... I was just thinking about how many funerals of people close to me I've had to go to as opposed to how often I've been sick. Sorry I didn't mean turn the thread that way.
     
  11. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I've said it a million times that I can't get sick and I still haven't.
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    You had the flu and only missed one day? I had the flu a few years ago (only time I've ever had it) and I missed five days. The weekends kept me from missing nine.
     
  13. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I've taken 3 sick days in 10 years. One sick day because I had food poisoning and the other two because my boss gave me a bunch of crap because he didn't think I was actually sick. What an asshole.
     
  14. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Wait, you took 3 in a row?

    Food poisoning sucks!!
     
  15. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    I was fairly miserable @ work for a few days before I caved in. :help:
     
  16. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Yep, 3 in a row. Called in because I was two pot sick, had to sit on one pot while hanging my head in the other. Boss left me a message asking me to do work from home because he didn't think I was sick enough to not work. I took the next two days off out of hate and discontent.
     
  17. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Thats quality man!!!!
     
  18. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I call that "The Violator." :blah:

    I had it once. It was the worst 24 hours of my life.
     
  19. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Heh, I did that a few years ago... :dead:
     
  20. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    That happened to a guy at our end of the year party, he started throwing up during the party but hid it well....

    He was sipping beef broth for like 4 days after.
     
  21. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I used to get 3 colds a year. After I started working in a hospital I started washing my hands like ten times a day. Now I get sick like once every two years or so. WASH THEM HANDS PEOPLE!!!!

    My sick time and vacation time are one and the same... I get 25 days off a year (plus four float holidays) that I can use any way I want. Occasionally I call in sick to go ride or play hookey... rarely do I call in sick because I am sick.
     
  22. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    That illness hits FAST. You're feeling 100% fine, and within two hours you're sick as a dog. You can't eat for three days after because your abs and stomach hurt like hell from puking so much.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I'm hungover every day, so I can't tell...
     
  24. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Oh man... I was f'ing sick this weekend with that flu!!!

    I had to meet this guy from work a Jehova Witness at 9:30 to go to a computer show and I couldn't even take 2 bites out of my moons over my hami.
     
  25. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    we don't have a sick day policy or allotment...that said, i rarely take a sick day...maybe 2 in the last 5-6 years? not counting injury days, i've taken a couple of those too.
     
  26. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    I have only called in 2 times in 10 years for myself being sick/injured/whatever
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    social distortion has probably caused more sick days for DHG than i've taken since i started working.
     
  28. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    I take one or 2 real sick days a year, and those I could probably tough out.

    What really chaps me are the work-a-holics who show up sick as death coughing up a bacterial stew into the office. Go the F**k home douches, you'll make the whole office sick!
     
  29. DRB

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    and a close second would be girl's weekends in Vegas..... I miss DHG. :(

    I normally get one decent sick a year. Its normally a couple of days of miserable. Since we introduced the germ factory to the house I definately get the sniffles more often.
     
  30. jacksonpt

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    I don't get sick... I just get kidney stone.

    All of my sick days in the 6 years I've been here have been for kidney stones of "family issues" (i.e. kids are sick, wife has surgery... etc.).
     
  31. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Thats probably because you don't eat vegetable.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    EXACTLY!!!
     
  33. Greyhound

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    5 years, two days out sick.

    Rarely do I get any kind of illness.

    Except for a hangover--then everyone at work gets to suffer with me. :angry:
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Man eat the food!!!