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OP don't take it too personally. Maybe they have more important things to do with their time off than cover your sick day. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Get some antibiotics and get shit done!

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52 - uh, i would never want to be your co-worker. have you ever been sick? when you're sick, you don't feel well and are less productive. i doubt you'd be able to work properly for eight hours with a sore throat, stuffy nose and a pounding headache. and for the sake of your other co-workers, why would you come to work being sick? just so you can contaminate everything and get everyone else sick?

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@70/ThinkPink--They never said they would not cover their co-workers or that working sick would be forced upon someone in real need. Op never said the age of her co-workers or what she did for a job. She might work at a place that hires a lot of students, or people with more than one job. Sometimes people cannot just work at the drop of a hat because you got sick. It sucks, and I hope they worked it out, but it is not the co-workers fault if Op waited until the last minute to ask them. I would not miss class because someone was sick, I have my own life and things I need to do. I also have a second job.

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Aww, I'm sorry for myself and all the other other fast-food restaurant workers in the world. I know what its like, I have the same kind of trouble trying to get certain days off.

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Wtf?! Why would someone get a raise for coming in sick? That's generally not a desired thing... They spread sickness, and usually don't work as efficiently. YDI OP. Pays to make friends instead of sitting alone at lunch hour playing video games.

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Correct me if im wrong, but i try to do my best at work, work is not a place to make freinds (unless in a career) but to work hard, get the task done, and impress your boss who will in return tell your future employer how well you did (plus getting $$)

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OP could be a waiter or chef or something. If you go in to work sick, then you could get into major trouble. But, being sick isn't OP's fault and it shouldn't be his problem if nobody will work when he's sick.

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I understand what you mean but that usually isn't possible at smaller fast food places when someone "calls out sick" since there is not enough people available to work that particular shift, who will even want to come in and work, it's easier to find a replacement for your shift at larger restaurants that have more employes.

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...Because people should drop whatever plans they've made because at the last minute a co-worker has called to request some help covering shifts? Especially around valentines day? Use your head.

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35, Your interpretation of what they're doing doesn't concern me. They may have just needed the time off to relax. What you think they should be doing with the time doesn't matter. 42, And what time would you be using to either organise your valentines day gifts/plans? Not to mention if they are working on valentines day they may have organised to go out that day.

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I think the name was just an easy way to express that she was sick. Since the actual FML doesn't say what's wrong, it could be anything like the flu, strep throat, bronchitis, laryngitis, gastroenteritis, etc...and those all can certainly make you someone in need.

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Depending on your job, a cold is bad enough to call in for. I don't know about you, but if I was eating out somewhere, I'd much prefer cooks and waitresses who are not sick... Same with people who work with kids, or the elderly or in hospitals. Also, some people have weak immune systems. I think OP knows best if her body is up for it or not.

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39- I agree with you completely! Anytime I come down sick, I'm down and out for at least a week. When I get sick, it's always bad.. Even if it is just a cold. And a cold is enough to call in sick. When one goes to work while sick, they are either being forced to work, or they're being selfish and not caring about their coworkers. If I were OPs coworker, I wouldn't want OP to come to the workplace and make everyone else sick! I'd, actually, be pretty pissed off if a coworker of mine came to work while sick. It's selfish and plain-out ignorant!

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I know FalconCrunch's type. The loser who sits on FML and makes up ridiculous assumptions about people's submissions, just so he has an excuse to go in and flame them for no reason. Boo hoo.

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Yeah FalconCrunch, because everyone who commeted under you is a slacker. Nice generalization and assumption, moron. For god's sake, man. No one here commented about their lifestyles and assumed "slackary" and one is a confirmed trauma/general surgeon. You're still an Idiotic fuck-shite...

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