Sick again…

So it was raining yesterday. It was fairly cold and windy, too. Remember that 1k walk home from the bus stop that I’ve mentioned? Yeah, I was completely soaked before five minutes had passed. And of course, it was windy and chilly, so I was freezing by the time I got back to the caravan. And I now feel like shit. I feel absolutely terrible. I’m very warm and my throat and sinuses hurt. I don’t want to call in today, because they asked me to come in two hours early, and with the extra hour that I worked yesterday, that would be a total of $54 extra in my paycheck. But, on the other hand, if I’m sick, I can’t go in because, hey, I work in CATERING in a HOSPITAL. Being sick and working in catering is not a good idea. Being sick and working in a hospital is a worse idea. Being sick and working in the catering department of a hospital is bad. Very bad. Terrible, in fact.

But I still don’t know if I should call in. I don’t want any repercussions for calling in. I haven’t missed any days yet, and I’m proud of that. I’ve always had good attendance records, even if my performance hasn’t been all that great, but here at the hospital, my manager and coworkers think I’m doing a great job. So we have my perfect attendance and my great performance on the line. But I’m also sick. Dammit, why is this so hard?!


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