I am in a situation which presents itself as a moral quandary but actually I think is just late stage capitalism brainwashing? Looking for some perspective.
Monday and Tuesday I thought I had some bad spring allergies happening so whatevs. Today I woke up feeling worse and running a fever so yeah, not allergies. Shocker, I tested positive for covid.
Good news is I haven’t been in the office since last Friday so when I told my boss I pointed that out so they can make that report to HR, and I don’t think I exposed any coworkers.
Anyways, I should take tomorrow off, too, right? Like that’s reasonable to do even if I don’t feel like complete dogshit? Because I am not gonna lie I’ve got a large part of my brain firing off with “you can still work from home. The teams rely on you to manage that one process where you’re the only person that does it for 17 teams despite you telling the big bosses for 2 months that having that bottleneck with you is a bad idea*. Also you have that presentation to give at 9am that’s already been delayed once.”
But also, covid. Right? Like I got over 4 weeks of sick time accrued so I shouldn’t feel bad about taking a few days even if I could maybe muddle along working from home if I pushed it?
*there’s definitely some schadenfreude happening here with this point, I am not going to pretend otherwise