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    Man cold!

    I have a "man cold" from the bowels of hell. I am worried I am going to have to call in sick tomorrow. I am trying to save up six weeks of sick days in case of some real, major health issue.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Sending you some virtual homemade chicken soup, UL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Sending you some virtual homemade chicken soup, UL.
    Thanks! Been a miserable weekend.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Thanks! Been a miserable weekend.
    I get it. DS34 and I also have a crummy cold. I'm starting to feel like you're a 4th son. Be well.
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    Ugh. I've suffered many respiratory infections and it always seems to be something you can't shortcut, just have to get through it.
    Think of it as the universe telling you to take some time off and rest.

    and a question: doesn't your employer offer short-term disability? If you did have a major health issue it seems like that would apply and you shouldn't have to worry about hoarding your normal sick time?

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    Yeah, this cold has broken my will. I broke down and get some Thera-flu.

    I am also drinking chicken broth.

    This is day three and it feels like the cold is winning this fight.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Stay home - don稚 infect others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    Stay home - don’t infect others.
    I called off sick.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    If you ever have a real issue: look into family and medical leave, the medical leave part applies to you. It's unpaid, but you are legally entitled, save up money to live off if you had to take it if you can (you can save up 6 days pay that you would have of sick leave - of that I'm sure, you could try for 12 weeks). There's too many people the law doesn't apply to for various reasons, and I'm sure some employers are shady and break the law, but it entirely applies to you and a government agency isn't going to be breaking labor law you'd think.

    https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla

    and thank you for not infecting people

    There is government disability, short term employer disability yea i don't know a lot of employers don't offer that. But government disability is endlessly complex and I wouldn't look into unless out say months with illness, but the unpaid leave really is easily yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    There is government disability, short term employer disability yea i don't know a lot of employers don't offer that. But government disability is endlessly complex and I wouldn't look into unless out say months with illness, but the unpaid leave really is easily yours.
    You mean FMLA unpaid leave? I don't think that applies to me. I am a single man.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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