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Thread: Taking a day off work o quilt...HAVE YOU?

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    Did you ever wake up knowing you SHOULD go to work but you felt like you needed a mental health day off? Well, I am doing it today! I called in saying I had the flu (yes, a lie!). I am having coffee, looking on the quilt board then I am going to stitch until my eyes are crossed!

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    My husband is calling in sick today, said he just needs to sit in front of the tv and maybe clean a couple of guns. When he calls in (he works for a small company) he tells his boss that he has a brain tumor but it will be better tomorrow. So enjoy your day, drink coffee, and quilt. Life's too short. Many blessings to you :)

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    Way to go!!! Nice to have a me day once in a while. Do you have a project in mind?
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    Enjoy yuor day!!!

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    Would love to do just that today! Wondering if I have to watch my GS with his dad not being able to work outside with all this rain we've been having. Getting ready for a day of quilting if he is called off and will love every minute of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    Did you ever wake up knowing you SHOULD go to work but you felt like you needed a mental health day off? Well, I am doing it today! I called in saying I had the flu (yes, a lie!). I am having coffee, looking on the quilt board then I am going to stitch until my eyes are crossed!
    My DDIL calls them Mental Health days. I don't work outside the home any more and still have Mental Health days :roll: Good for You :!: :thumbup:

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    i have on occassion taken a *me- quilting day* - not too often--i'm a worrier---always think if i lie today and say i'm sick--tomorrow i really will be=
    so i don't lie about it i just decide in advance i want(need) a day- and i make the necessary arrangements- even if it just means calling the boss and saying--i really need a day...they do not ask for details- and i do not take advantage.

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    I hope you have a wonderful day!!! It's good for the soul :)

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    Sounds like a good plan. Dreary days are wonderful quilting days. With the flue you might need more than one day to recover, though.

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    No, never called in sick just to play. I guess I was just a goody-2-shoes. I had perfect attendance for 9 of my 20 years at one company. And the only time I missed in high school was when I got the mumps. I have really been blessed with fairly good health.

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    I believe in Mental Healths Day..even as a retired stay at home volunteer. You just gotta take care of yourself sometimes!

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    Yes! I would use most of my personal days to quilt or go to workshops/classes.


    Companies still have sick days? Most all companies have gone to personal days to use as you want. It frees the employee from stress about using a sick day when not sick. It is ridiculous to have the employee need a day off and have to fib about being sick to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    Sounds like a good plan. Dreary days are wonderful quilting days. With the flue you might need more than one day to recover, though.
    Dreary days are great for quilting days.
    And stormy days, nothing better.
    Too hot to go outside days, I seek refuge in my sewing room (no a/c though a very cool basement)
    Snowy wintry days, are made better quilting.
    Then there are the foggy days
    And ..........

    Come to think of it, every day can be made better sitting and sewing! :)

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    I never took off a day when I wasn't really sick unless it was a personal day. I was always afraid the company would send someone to check on me. I had a friend that took a well day off every month to just do what she wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    Sounds like a good plan. Dreary days are wonderful quilting days. With the flue you might need more than one day to recover, though.
    Dreary days are great for quilting days.
    And stormy days, nothing better.
    Too hot to go outside days, I seek refuge in my sewing room (no a/c though a very cool basement)
    Snowy wintry days, are made better quilting.
    Then there are the foggy days
    And ..........

    Come to think of it, every day can be made better sitting and sewing! :)
    You said it! LOL :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    As a supervisor in a law office, I guess I have a different take on this. We have a small staff and it makes it harder on coworkers when someone calls off. Scheduling a day off is different since we can plan in advance for it. Like I said, just a different opinion.

    Linda

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    YES YES YES!! :)

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    I WILL be doing that this summer. Hubby's golf season officially started. I see several Thursday's in my future where I just won't feel well enough to go in :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsb142
    As a supervisor in a law office, I guess I have a different take on this. We have a small staff and it makes it harder on coworkers when someone calls off. Scheduling a day off is different since we can plan in advance for it. Like I said, just a different opinion.

    Linda

    Oh, what a boring world we would live in if we all had the exact same opinion!

    :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsb142
    As a supervisor in a law office, I guess I have a different take on this. We have a small staff and it makes it harder on coworkers when someone calls off. Scheduling a day off is different since we can plan in advance for it. Like I said, just a different opinion.

    Linda
    I haven't called in sick to play, but I have definitely scheduled mental health days in advance to do something fun.

    Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    Did you ever wake up knowing you SHOULD go to work but you felt like you needed a mental health day off? Well, I am doing it today! I called in saying I had the flu (yes, a lie!). I am having coffee, looking on the quilt board then I am going to stitch until my eyes are crossed!
    My DDIL calls them Mental Health days. I don't work outside the home any more and still have Mental Health days :roll: Good for You :!: :thumbup:
    Mental Health days are essential, and you have to use them to DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Have fun!

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    I used to do this, and if I was in the midst of a really great project, I'd tell them I had a chest infection (automatic 3 days off), but, if I just wanted the one day, I would call-in with a headache. The only problem with "sick days" was you didn't get paid for them. Now that I'm retired, I quilt everyday, for as long as I want.

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    All businesses should allow Mental Health days, but the places that need to supply them the most are the least likely to do so.

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    We all need mental health days. Enjoy your day but make sure you get off of here and get some sewing done :}

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    Never. I took 14.5 days off in 35 years of working - because I was sick or seeing a specialist doctor. Now I think it is probably why I am falling to pieces rather rapidly since I retired (from too much burn-out...).

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    I would love to take a mental health day but my department is different too. I have one back up and when either one of us are out it tends to leave a lot on the other's plate. Of course she just got back from 8 weeks on maternity leave so I am due for a vacation day and/or mental health day.....LOL

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