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How often do you pull the sick card?

I canceled my 1 on 1 with my manager today to go surfing due to 'food poisoning.' Obviously I did not have food poisoning but I was dying to go surfing since the conditions were good. (And good surf days have been far and few in between). As a recent college grad, this is the first time I have faked a sickness on the job but I also feel they're important to survive the 9-5 grind for the long haul. And I'm still going to hit my number this month like I always do.


I honestly feel like doing that today was me prioritizing myself and my mental health. I also had a flippin' amazing time surfing too.


Do you sales savages pull the sick card, and if so.. how often?

How often do you pull the sick card?
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drendo
Politicker
+8
Enterprise Account Executive
So long as you're getting your job done and you're not putting your hooky on social media / bragging about it - its a harmless crime.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
Lol I don't even use social anymore. Total time suck
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Usually, I will take my P.T.O and have not had to use a sick day, but should a situation arise where I was dying to do something and I didn't have two weeks time to request off in advance I would pull the sick day card
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
That's good. My hobbies are weather dependent so if surfs up got to make it happen dog. I like to save PTO for if I'm traveling somewhere
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
The key is finding a boss who will go surfing with you on days like those. My last one was and it was amazing.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
Now that's goals!
sketchysales
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
i only do when i genuinely need to.ย  If i feel i cant come to work cos im burning out then i just tell them,
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
I don't blame you!
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
We have PTO/a decent vacation policy so I'd just use one of those days if I wanted the day off to do something fun. That said, I have no issue with the odd playing hooky day. A couple times a year isn't going to affect your performance or numbers and a random day off can do wonders for your mental health and energy levels.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
I only have 15 days PTO as an SDR so when my manager who has unlimited pto takes off a month throughout the year, I don't feel bad for doing what I want to outside of work
Bittersweet0326
Politicker
+5
Digital Business Associate
Most companies don't ask for a reason anymore if you say you need the day off. Even with a valid excuse it looks the same as if you just took a day off for no reason. With that said as long as you don't do it all the time and are hitting your numbers there shouldn't be a problem.ย 
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
I agree
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