My boyfriend and I have had a rough week and missed a ton of work hours. We caught some kind of stomach virus that reared its ugly head on Monday night for me and Tuesday-Wednesday for him. I still feel off this morning and am debating about calling in again. In part, because it would be nice to be able to eat without feeling sick and I don’t want to pass it around. I am not sure how long to wait to go back to work.
I am also supposed to babysit 1.5 year-old twins on Saturday night. I emailed my friend and let her know what is going on and have her decide if she still wants me to sit. She is a nurse and should have a better handle on the spread of such an illness.
I have plenty of time built up and nothing pressing at work so taking the time isn’t technically a problem. However, I am trying to get my sick hours above a certain amount so my LTD payments will be reduced from $54 a pay period to $15.
This is frustrating, as I was sick the week between Christmas and New Years with a sinus infection. My boyfriend, however, has less hours available and this may be an issue for him. I have been sick more since I started seeing him than normal. I guess that is the price you pay for not living on your own and keeping to yourself.