January 30, 2003

Sick day yesterday

For the first time in a long time (a few years), I asked the office manager in my department to log a sick day for me. Usually, when I’m sick, I just work from home and get something done productively. No such luck, yesterday. I watched a campus meeting via the Internet, but I didn’t get any grading, writing, or reading done. Or, at least, not enough to count. My children were sick and home from school, too, which didn’t help. So, because I have a largely unset schedule, should I have taken advantage of that fact and not reported the sick day?

Honesty is the best policy in this case. I was sick. I didn’t get work done. Tough. I can take a sick day, occasionally.

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