Being Sick and Working From Home
posted by LG Simms , on ,
For example, in one of my evening classes that I take during the week, the classroom was unusually cold and when I got home I knew for sure that I was getting a cold from it. The next day, I didn't feel well, but still tried to work. The cold defeated me, so I had to lay down and rest. Again today, I did the same thing, just worked a little and went to lay down to rest before picking up the kids from school. Because my online work is really flexible and I don't have to call in, I can just take the time off, although because I don't get "sick pay" I am loosing income for the time I don't work. I'm not one to get sick very often, but I have learned to rest when I do.
For those who work from home, are you able to take the time off to get your rest when you need to? Or whether if you are taking care of yourself or another ill relative, do you work in a position where you are not able to take the time off or can't take the time off because you have to make the income?