View Full Version : Off work sick - Is it accpetable to go out?


Avalon
07-11-2005, 15:31
I have tonselitis and it seems that even though im now feeling much better, and intend to return to work tomorrow i have to stay locked up in my house "in case someone sees me". I did want to go to the pub but parents said no...

So is it accpetable to go out and about on your sick day off or not?

Twiglet
07-11-2005, 15:35
There's something fishy with this poll I voted no and its says 100% have voted yes :suspect:

jayjay
07-11-2005, 15:35
I would say if you are going back to work tomorrow its quite alright to go out tonight :clap:and anyway it would be after your working hours would have normally finished wouldn`t it ?:D

fox20thc
07-11-2005, 15:36
get yourself out!:thumbsup:

viking
07-11-2005, 15:37
Originally posted by Avalon
I have tonselitis and it seems that even though im now feeling much better, and intend to return to work tomorrow.

It is fine to go out. Hope your toenails get better.:thumbsup:

owdlad
07-11-2005, 15:37
Go on get off out instead of messing about on T'internet with a bunch of wierdo's :D

Avalon
07-11-2005, 15:37
Originally posted by Twiglet
There's something fishy with this poll I voted no and its says 100% have voted yes :suspect:

I noticed that....

slimsid2000
07-11-2005, 15:38
As long as your illness is not catching it is OK. Your employers don't own you. What you do in your own time is up to you.

spyro2000
07-11-2005, 15:38
Get yourself out. Who cares if anyone sees you. They cant say or do anythign about it. :thumbsup:

dawny1
07-11-2005, 15:40
Go out - just don't go snogging! :thumbsup:

Avalon
07-11-2005, 15:42
Originally posted by spyro2000
Get yourself out. Who cares if anyone sees you. They cant say or do anythign about it. :thumbsup:

This be true, however i live with crazy parents who seem to feel its some kind of terrible sin to be out if you are supposed to be ill...

So i suppose theyve never pulled a sickie when they dont feel like going into work?

BTW: I am genuinely ill...but having taken 4 tablets of varying sorts as prescribed by doctor i feel 100% better!

PureShefBabe
07-11-2005, 15:46
Get youself off out!! You're going back to work tomorrow and it's out of work hours anyway!

My friend's husband broke his arm and couldn't do his job but it didn't stop him going to the pub most days and even to watch Leicester City. Just cos he couldn't do his job, it didn't mean he had to stop living.

A bit different with something contageous though I suppose.

viking
07-11-2005, 15:49
Originally posted by PureShefBabe

A bit different with something contageous though I suppose.
I am getting a new coat tomorrow because i have had this contageous. :hihi:

Report button is down here somewhere .
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Lickable
07-11-2005, 15:51
I say, if you are going back tomorrow, then its fine.

I ticked no, as its usually unacceptable.

PureShefBabe
07-11-2005, 15:52
Originally posted by viking
I am getting a new coat tomorrow because i have had this contageous. :hihi:

Report button is down here somewhere .
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*groans*


You'll need to get your coat after THAT!!!

Avalon
07-11-2005, 15:52
Well my parents would keep me locked away even if i had a broken arm and COUDNT do mu job but COULD go out...

viking
07-11-2005, 15:54
Originally posted by Avalon
Well my parents would keep me locked away even if i had a broken arm and COUDNT do mu job but COULD go out...
I remember why I left home now.

Avalon
07-11-2005, 15:55
Originally posted by viking
I remember why I left home now.

I WANT to leave home!

DragonofAna
07-11-2005, 17:12
I was off work with a bad back injury and went to the shop to get some of those bath salts so I could relax in the tub. Someone from work saw me and reported me to the boss. I got a verbal warning.

I'd just like to say to the person - you can shove your verbal warning where the sun don't shine. Now self-employed I wonder if I have to give myself warnings for being out at the shops buying 'medicine' while off ill.

Guess I love the co-op .... NOT

Dragon

sugarnspice
07-11-2005, 17:19
Get yourself out. :thumbsup:

Cyclone
07-11-2005, 17:33
if you're back to work 2morrow then i can't see how it would be a problem.

if you weren't though and were spotted out then you could well loose your job. So your employers don't own you, but they can fire you.

matsalleh
07-11-2005, 20:32
10pints of bitter is good for the throat and will set you up for back to work tomorrow.
Cyclone, could they sack you in this PC age ? Not where I work,by the time they have gone through all the procedures I will be retired. That's why absenteeism is so high.
Cheers

Sidla
07-11-2005, 20:37
If you're well enough to go out then you're well enough to go to work. Having said that, the last time I was off work sick I did go out in the evening, but only because I felt better later in the day. I felt quite guilty about going out all the same.

burnttoast
07-11-2005, 21:04
No you can't go out .Get the washin, ironing,hoovering ,pots washed ,make the beds,then there's the decorating to be done,etc. Can I go out? YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE POORLY.:P :rant:

burnttoast
07-11-2005, 21:16
Once was off work "poorly"Went to a do,got a bit merry,Next day Photo in the star me and mi mates large as life. Day after went to work. Same photo pinned up in't gaffers office.....Din't get sack though:thumbsup:

absynthfairy
07-11-2005, 21:36
My mom and dad were the same about me going out when i was "off sick"... My dad always refused to ring in sick for me too even if i was genuinely not well....As I got older and had a car i was less bothered but would invariably end up in the dog house....even now if i ring my dad and tell him im not well he asks if ive been out... :huh:

I did work for a very wise headmistress a few years ago though who recommended that as teachers if we were off sick we should go to a supermarket to do a shop - if we could cope with that, we could cope with a classroom. I thought that was very wise...

Hels
08-11-2005, 01:35
If your signed off work by your Doctor, then they are saying you are 'not fit to work'.

They are not saying 'you are house-bound' so all this bunkum of not going out of the house if you're of sick is a bit strange.

I used to get tonsilitus a lot when I was a kid, and to be honest I didn't feel like going anywhere so it wasn't an issue.

But, some people are off sick with other things, which mean it may actually be helpful to get out and about even if they are not able to work.

And how do you get the the doctors? the hospital? to pick up prescriptions etc if you're not allowed out of the house :loopy:

youwhatref
08-11-2005, 05:45
There can be other reasons for being off sick rather than just being ill. If you are off sick with being generally ill i.e heavy cold, two bob bits etc then i'd say no, as if you're well enough for the pub then you are well enough for work.

However i have been off sick before and have been to the cinema. It helped me to relax and chill so a great cure IMO!

banesmabes
08-11-2005, 07:56
Went out for a work's girl's night out a few months ago. At the time my boss was off sick, and had been for some weeks. We went straight to the pub from work and guess who was sat there with his pint and a fag?!? I'd love to know what he thought when half of the office walked in on him - especially as he is the HR Manager and is in charge of managing absence!!

commuter
08-11-2005, 08:11
Always a dilema but I've never really resolved it. The only time I felt it was justified to go out and do anything that needed doing was when I lived alone. How do you get things from the pharmacy, soup from the soupermarket :) when there's only you to do it?

Cyclone
08-11-2005, 08:20
Originally posted by Hels
If your signed off work by your Doctor, then they are saying you are 'not fit to work'.

They are not saying 'you are house-bound' so all this bunkum of not going out of the house if you're of sick is a bit strange.

I used to get tonsilitus a lot when I was a kid, and to be honest I didn't feel like going anywhere so it wasn't an issue.

But, some people are off sick with other things, which mean it may actually be helpful to get out and about even if they are not able to work.

And how do you get the the doctors? the hospital? to pick up prescriptions etc if you're not allowed out of the house :loopy:

the question wasn't about just leaving the house, it was about going out with friends for a drink.
Whilst some things will keep you off work and not stop you doing that, broken limbs maybe or stress. If a cold/flu/etc... (the most common type of illness I expect) is enough to keep you off work, it should also be enough to stop you socialising in public.

Ms Macbeth
08-11-2005, 08:20
I think its acceptable to go out for necessities, and also if you're off for a while to go for a walk etc as you get better. Like previous posters have said, depends on whats wrong.

Don't think its a good idea to be off sick and go out to pubs and clubs at night though!

JonJParr
08-11-2005, 08:24
Originally posted by Avalon
So is it accpetable to go out and about on your sick day off or not?

You're running quite a risk if you do. Especially if it's the pub - I think the supermarket of pharmacy is quite acceptable.