How many sick days do YOU take? 

Average is 7.8 a year

I haven't taken 1 for over a decade 

Even that was a hangover 


Actually I forgot the bowel issues of 2016 

Was in the bathroom for a week

Even kept me from going to old Trafford 

Must have been bad 

2 last year after a GA. I was advised not to work the day after hence the 2nd day. 

On average probably 1 or 2 a year. 

Probably one a year on average. I'm lucky enough to be pretty healthy and robust and just don't tend to get so ill I can't work.

none, because i have a nonsense job that can be done from the sofa.

if I had a job that required being somewhere and doing actual stuff i’d probably end up taking a couple a year

Two planned days for wisdom teeth removal is the only time I’ve taken off for health reasons this millennium.

IRL, my experience has been that people who boast of taking few sick days are generally massive tw@ts

Yeah surely everyone had a few days off with the vuvu. 

Bragging about being the most present is Beta boy behaviour. "Ooh I had a high fever and my throat felt like I'd swallowed a nest of Asian hornets, but I carried on blozzing docs for a week instead of resting and getting better in a couple of days".

Maybe one a year. In AU they view the 10 days sick leave as additional annual leave. 

I take less now -  if I am sick I just stay at home and don’t do anything rather than take an official day off. 

I also hate people who come in unwell and then go on about it just stay at home and don’t make me unwell. Plus you are not that important. Go home. 

surely everyone had a few days off with the vuvu. 

Maybe people with rubbish immune systems.

Anyway, the average must be skewed (a bit) by people who take the piss and (a lot) by the chronically unwell/ people recovering from surgery etc.

I think I’ve taken one sick day in five years. Had no reason to take any more. 

Had 2 coveys.  The first one I actually worked 7 days a week for the ten days I had it, because there's naff all else to do.

Took a 2 day sickie after the second Covid vaccine.

Then another day when I actually had Covid (a Monday).

That's about it in recent times. 

I take sick days as and when needed, I never try and work through them because it takes that much longer than to recover. Plus why forego an extra day or two in bed?

I think I took three or four last year. 

Please stay home if you’re sick as there are plenty of people who could get reallly ill from your bugs. Thanks

Last one was about 4 years ago, the day after a holiday I think some sort of aeroplane bug left me vomiting.

I don't really get ill, COVID was just a cold for me, so I worked, from home of course, with reduced enthusiasm.

I often wonder whether it's a blessing to never be ill or whether everyone else is just a bit pathetic. You only know your own experience.

If I'm ill definitely take a sick day and that means that I won't be hauling myself out of bed to have a look at my e-mails either.  Have had a couple of occasions in recent years where I've spent a chunk of the night up either puking or squitting and definitely not trying to work after that.

Had a week off with campylobacter. I basically couldnt move, let alone think straight, all that time. Your firm's or employers will not thank you for something up when you shouldn't be making decisions and helping clients.

Never really sick but I get to October and feel like I want to take my share! Will usually throw 2-3 days sick before Christmas so I don’t miss out. 

I take time off when I am sick, normally 5 - 6 days a year - covid a few times recently, heavy cold, migraine etc - I cannot preform well when I am sick - so it is better for all I do not.

I mean I've had surgery days and doctor ordered bed rest days, so that.

but for the common Covid I mean common cold I would probably not book a proper sick day just work from home until I didn't have symptoms