Unemployed sick days

are different than sick days away from work, for a number of reasons:

1. You don’t have to go through that awful procrastination period where you gather yourself up to sound as sick as you are, pick up the phone and put it back down a few times, and finally, courageously, call in to tell your boss it’s just not going to happen today.

2. You don’t get paid for being sick, which used to be a nice perk.

3. It’s really hard to actually give yourself the day off and devote hours and hours just to healing. As always when unemployed, you feel you should be better using your idle time, trolling the want ads or working on the novel or returning emails so old they’ve grown facial hair.

4. It’s tempting to blame every malady, no matter how serious, on the stress caused by your unemployment.

5. No health insurance means you have to do more research on home remedies and modern medicine, leading to acute hypochondria.

6. At least you don’t have to go to work tomorrow and explain to fifteen different people some version of where you were.

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2 Responses to Unemployed sick days

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