Sick leave

So I have to admit that I don’t have a realistic sense of when I’ll be well enough to go to work again.

Okay, I’ve noticed it myself. This is how I used to deal with illness when I was self-employed. I went back to work when I was well enough.

But now I’ve been employed for over a year, and since I’m still not recovered enough, I had to go to the GP this morning.

She gave me a sick note for the whole week.

I immediately: On Wednesday I will have recovered enough to go back to work.

And the GP: Well, your infection will definitely still be there on Wednesday.

I really have to learn that: It’s good to recover fully, and it’s not necessary to go back to work when I’m still sick. I have a team of great people who will do a great job without me.

And I will be a better help to everyone (including myself) when I come back to work fully recovered.

So I will do my best and do just that this week.

About the author

Carmen Radeck

Carmen is a journalist, podcaster and passionate activist for the start-up scene in the Ruhr region. She has been running the startup blog RuhrGr√ľnder since 2014 and is co-founder of events such as RuhrSummit, Fuckup Nights Ruhrgebiet and Female Founders Ruhr.

By Carmen Radeck