By Braddah Lance
Who's not excited for an extended weekend? Football is back on tv (Bows FINALLY won a home opener!), bbq grills are being lit up, beach spots are being "reserved" - ah, da life.
Well in Da Kwon household, day off holidays ring in a different tune. It no mattah wat kine holiday it is, if it's a day off, somebody HAS to be sick. Wen you look at a calendar da first thing you spock out is "wen's da holiday?" and start planning something to do. Wen I look at a calendar, I make surah our meds are fully stocked and ready.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Usually it's Da Keiki or Da Baby with an ear infection or viral illness but dis time it's me. I feel like crap right now but gotta suck it up till at least da afternoon to make surah things are taken care of on my end at work. My cubicle neighbor expresses his sentiment to me to go home but I digress cause I can't 'afford' to. In fact, I can't really remembah da last time I took a sick day and if I did it was probably just for a day at most.
Ahhhh, and there lies da conundrum. You battle to go to work, you can still function but probably not 100% and yet your co-workah gives you stink eye, covers his mouth and tries not to breath all da while saying to go home cause s/he no like get sick.
But wen they sick, they do da same thing. Or some don't. They could have just a cut on their fingah and it's a stay home day.
So wat to do yeah? I can totally see if you hacking away and sniffling non-stop dat dat might be a sign you should rest but those with PTO - instead of dedicated sick leave days - trying to salvage every hour they can no in case of da 'real' emergency. You prefer sick leave or PTO?
I'm not hacking away but my throat and sinuses are killing me. Got my green tea with three li hing mui floating in there. My Halls is at arms reach and I'm cognizant not to touch anything dat could possibly be touched by oddahs. My anti-bacterial bottle is topped off and I'm holed up in my cubicle - now if only there was a bubble to encapsule my cubicle, I'd be fully set.
Enjoy your extended weekend everybodies and hope you have a great time outdoors weather permitting. I'll be thinking of you.