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    Default Do you ever have a mental health day?

    As the title says?

    I'm on day two not going to work, I'm not sick but day one I just couldn't face it and last night i just couldn't sleep and I have to go out tonight and I just couldn't face going and working and then going out so I rang in sick.

    Now I feel guilty but I just wish I could quit, I hate my job.

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    Lol. I call those days mental health days too. Yeah I'm more likely to call in sick for that reason more so then being sick. I hate my job too and dreading my return from maternity leave. I rather chew glass.

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    Yep, mental health days are great. Sometimes you just have to do it, particularly when you hate your job. They are like a little piece of sanity to help get you through it.

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    But I have to go back tomorrow..

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    Yep, but I call them "Ferris" days, as in "Ferris Beuller's Day Off" I haven't had one in a long while though as I only work 3 days a week now, so I'd feel way too guilty about it.

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    I don't, but I'm pretty happy at my job.

    I've worked at a few miserable places though - places where a mental health day was in order on occasion

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    I like my job but recently I took a "Ferris Bueller" day just to have a break from everything and it did me the world of good. I didn't even tell DH! I think if you're going to do it though, try and make it count rather than just hiding under the doona and feeling dreadful about going back. If you hate your job that much that you can't face going in, maybe use the day to look for other work? Or get some careers advice/counselling?

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    I had one today. It wasn't a work day but I booked DS into childcare anyway. So I felt guilty about that part :-)

    I love my job but I still have them regularly. I am lucky though that I have a very supportive principal who knows where I am at in life. I can say to her 'I need to take a day off' and leave it at that - she's fine as long as I don't spring it on her at the last minute. I get how much harder it would be to have to pretend to be sick.

    Given recent events, I think we can all agree that it is just as important to maintain your mental health as it is your physical.

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    Yes. Definatley.

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    I used to pre DS. Now I need to save my leave for days he's sick, sadly.

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