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    Mental Health Days

    I just saw this story and thought I'd share. Pretty gutsy to say you're calling in sick for a mental health day, imo. Really gutsy. I think my boss is fairly happy with my performance. My old boss, who works at the same company I still work for today, says she is really happy with me (but I think he might just be giving me a little ego boost, Idk).

    I am pretty sure though, that if I called her and told her I needed a mental health day, she would tell me to get my *** into my stores and get to work. If she didn't tell me to fuq off first. She has to report to clients and my numbers affect her job. If I miss work it affects her. I don't think she loves me enough to give me a mental health day, and I don't think most bosses do. Honestly, I think you're living in a dream world or you are very, very blessed to have an awesome, understanding boss if you think you can get away with that lol. That's not to say I don't think there should be mental health days. There should. But I can't just call in if I'm feeling off. I have personal days, but I have to use my vacation days first, before I use those. And that means advance notice. Sick days are not an option for me. I cannot call in sick. I went to the emergency room a while back and then went to work after I was done, ffs. It's just not an option.

    Anyways here's the story....
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/07...ff_a_23024861/
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    Mental health days are a real thing, but it's usually the boss that allows it. Like I wouldn't call and say I needed a mental health day.

    But a boss (if he or she is any good) will see when an employee is over stressed or burned out. I've had my boss tell me to take a mental health day after I've heard shocking news.

    It's smart for businesses to allow their employees to take off when they are having a mental meltdown because they're not going to get work done well that day anyway.
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    I think mental health days are important. I don't get why I can call in physically sick but if I call and say I'm depressed and can't move from how badly I feel, that it's any different. Maybe its because I've been through it and a boss might not have. I have called and told my manager that I needed a day to recoup from depression. She told me to call if I needed anything, I took the day and returned that following day for work.
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    At the jobs I've had, it's been understood that people will use their sick days however they wish, but it's kept on the down low. When you inform the higher ups, you're "out sick", but among co-workers people freely talk about going on trips, or taking a mental health day, etc. It's not a real secret. I guess it doesn't matter to my employers because sick days are paid no matter what, so when people retire/leave, they can still cash out sick days that were accrued.

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    When I was fairly new to my current job I got assaulted. I wasn't physically injured but psychologically I needed a mental health day and I took it. (I work with people with challenging behavior). It was my sick day to take.
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    Just say that you are not well physically


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