By sicky - 27/01/2016 05:02 - United States - Salt Lake City
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how are you even able to get out of bed? you must have some special powers.
Well I've been in that situation only with school and it was hell until I was admitted into the hospital because my mom noticed something was wrong and I hadn't. Now the only thing that can keep me down is random days where I can't even get out of my room because my muscles refuse to cooperate and I take two steps before falling back in bed.
One of my coworkers recently died from similar symptoms. She finally went to the emergency room and spent her last 3 days in the hospital. She was under the mentality of "I gotta work, I gotta come in if I wanna keep my job." even though where we work, it isn't like that. I have worked for many that do operate with that same thought process though. No job is worth your health, or your life. Get yourself taken care of.
It's likely you caught them all at work, so the kids are probably resilient!
I was gonna say walk straight up to your boss and let them SEE how nasty you feel. If he still makes you stay, tell all the parents to check their children for pneumonia over the next couple of days. Let him explain to angry, raging parents why he won't let you go home.
Just call in sick OP. Stay in bed for a day or two and then go back to work. Get well soon :)
I think you STILL don't understand. OP probably already tried calling in sick, and their boss refused to give them the time off, probably saying something along the lines of 'show up or lose your job'. As far as I could tell from a quick Google search, Utah is a right to work state and suing OP's employer if they DID actually end up getting fired could be extremely difficult.