anyone else *never* get sick ?

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  1. Tom Meyer

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    Not counting colds, anyone else here almost never get sick with something like the flu ? In my 10 year working career, I think I've taken less than 5 days off when I was really [​IMG] sick. I believe that the last time was about 8 years ago when I got bronchitis.
    What's more, I haven't puked in more than 10 years, the last time being when I was senior in college the day after a bar crawl. The last time I puked because I was sick was in 1990 (which is the last time I think I had the flu). the last time I even came close was like two years ago when I drank about 5 beers and 10 glasses of champagne at a wedding reception.
    I dunno, I guess I'm just venting because I feel I get "cheated" out of sick days that I never take or forced to feel very guilty when I call in sick to play golf (hope my boss isn't reading this ... [​IMG] ) I wish my job would aggregate vacation, sick & personal days into just "personal time off". I'd be a happy camper then as it'd mean I'd get like 5 weeks vacation every year.
     
  2. Steven K

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    Since I began working (at age 16; now I'm almost 24, so 8 years) I have only taken off of work 2 days for being sick. Actually, one of those days was taking off because I had just broken up with my ex and I was a total mess (a few years back).
    Actually its kinda a problem now. I have almost 3 weeks of vacation left to use for this year (assuming my job is still around by the end of the year [​IMG] ) Anyway, I can carry over 5 days for next year (to use for my honeymoon) but that's still 2 weeks. Guess I'll use em at Christmas time... I just don't like NOT being at work though... I'm always afraid that something is going to happen that I'll need to be there for.
     
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    Well, being that i'm sick as a dog RIGHT NOW, I think my answer to you question is no. I don't puke easily though, the last time I puked was last November, and that was because I ate a combiation of things that didn't agree with me. Before that, the last time I puked was about 6 years ago.
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    I think I fall into the "never" get sick category. I just feel good all the time. If it weren't for alcohol, I would never toss my cookies, either.
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  5. Mike St.Louis

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    I only get colds (maybe once a year) and have never had a headache. EVER!
    I tell my friends that I am Unbreakable.
    I rarely get hangovers either. I would have to drink 3 bottles of wine for that.
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    I puke all the time. I don't have an ulcer or anything but getting sick is as common as taking out the garbage. I work out of town a lot and sometimes have to stay in camps which house many people. One person starts coughing and its just a matter of time until you are.
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    I get headaches, the VERY occasional migraine and colds , but other than that I never get sick. I've only taken ONE sick day off work in four years, and that was due to food poisioning.
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    I hardly get sick either. I had the german measles in 1995 when I was enlisted in the army, other than that I haven't been sick since the eighties. I hardly get sick from drinking or hung over either, but then again I'm not really a hard drinker. When the world start spinning and go out of focus, I figure I'm exactly where I want to be anyway [​IMG]
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    I don't even get colds that often.. I hardly use my sick days, I think I've used like maybe 1 sick day in the 5 years I've been here. I wish I could sell them to my friends, damm I could buy more stuff too then. Vacation days, I already out for this year, until next July, but sick days are aplenty!
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    I don't get headaches, ever. Also, I'm rarely sick. I've taken ONE day off due to illness in 10 years (I'm 27), and that was at my employers insistance [​IMG]
    I don't worry about being "shorted" time off work because I know being punctual and dependable reflects well at review time. It also means that I'm usually the one that gets friday afternoons off =)
     
  12. Ryan Wright

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    I never used to get sick.
    Then I had a baby. She's going to be 5 in two weeks and I don't know what it is about other parents bringing their sick children to community functions: Maybe they view the function as their time off rather than something fun for their child. Maybe they're just bad parents. Maybe they just don't give a damn. But every time my daughter goes to gymnastics, or sunday school, or swimming lessons, or any of the other functions we have her in, some idiot parent always drops off a sick child. Then my child gets sick, my wife gets sick, and I get sick.
    Quite frankly, I'm sick of it. [​IMG]
    The same thing goes for coworkers who refuse to take sick days. There's nothing worse than sitting next to a guy who is hacking and sneezing and spreading germs to everyone else. Most of the time when I'm sick, I'm still capable of doing my job, however, I stay home so that my coworkers do not catch my cold. Nothing pisses me off more than when these guys get "excellent employee" awards at company functions: "John here didn't take a single sick day last year! Let's give him a plaque!" (Let's just ignore the fact that his refusal to take a sick day directly contributed to 5 other employees taking sick days. He had just kept his ass in bed for a couple of days the company would have been better off.)
    So, if by saying "I'm never sick", you really mean you're never sick, I congratulate you. But if you mean "I never take sick days even when I have a cold" - shame on you.
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    I have gotten sick-common colds and such. But I think I have unbreakable bones. Ive taken some horrible falls and bumps in my life and have never broken or fractured a bone.
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    If you get the 5 "customary" sick days, you might was well use them, even if it's just for a "mental health" day off or two.
    Other places roll sick days into personal days, but I amnot that fortunate to work at one of those places.
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    I have only taken one sick day and that was because I got in a wreck and I was having to run around getting it taken care of.
    I agree about hating not being at work as I constantly wonder what is going on.
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    I used to get sick a lot. I'd have 5 or 6 bad sinus infections a year and always a bad flu. A lot of these I caught from people who had sick kids. I'm pretty much of the opinion that small children are germ factories. I used to work with someone who was always sick because her kids were always sick. Guess who didn't believe in sick leave and always spread her goddamn bugs to me [​IMG]
    Anyway, that all changed about 4 years ago. I now get, at most, one minor sinus infection a year. I wasn't sick at all last year. Here's hoping the trend continues [​IMG]
    (Well, except for food-related illnesses. Had quite a bit of those this year until I quit eating at the cafeteria at work. That place should be renamed the E. Coli Cafe.)
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    Back when I managed people instead of machines I would have to order sick people to go home so as not to infect the rest of the staff. Is our society so driven that workers are afraid that they'll look weak if they take a few days off for rest when they're dying of pneumonia?
    And yes, I'm rarely ever sick but I have no problem using my personal days for other activities.
     
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    I hardly ever get sick, besides the occasional runny nose that lasts a few days. I'm thinking that ever since I've finished school, the chances of catching anything are much less.
    Also, does it count if you are perpetually sick with something (say a cold) so that acts as your base-line healthy level? I have friends who always have runny noses and coughs and stuff.
    One more thing, I wonder if because I live in a colder climate, it is harder to catch these "bugs" than in a warmer climate. Hmmmm....
     
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    I get sick maybe 4 times a year, mostly colds, flu, sinus infections, ear infections. I get a headache once a week or so, and get nosebleeds if it's too hot outside or if i take a hot shower or blow my nose too hard. I puke maybe once a year, as I don't drink all that much. The only bone I've broken was my nose... due to a nasty argument with a retaining wall when i was 9 or so.
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    Ive been sick once and had to get an IV cuz the flu had me dehydrated, but other than a slight cold and allergies, im cool [​IMG]
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