Going back to work today, altho I'm not 100%. If we are on the sick list longer than 6 days, then it counts for 2 instances.. which is so stupid & even dumber to try to explain to lay folks who dont fly.
If you get 3 instances in 1 year you are put on notice & have to go into LGA to talk to your supervisor & if you call in sick again you are fired. So I am not that well - I am exhausted, but I have to go back because I am better than I was.
I was just trying to take care of myself with that chronic cough but I shall never again walk into a damn care center to get meds so I can take my trip out the next day because I wont have a Dr to depend on that understands a flight attendants plight.
When I went to my own Dr. for a follow up, she really couldnt put me on a "family leave" (something we can do if we are really ill for a while that doesnt count because the dr is standing behind your sickness & it will be forgiven..) By the time I got to my own Dr I only had post nasal drip, a regular cough & ringing ears. Still not good, but she couldnt put me on a family leave because I wasnt bad enough, at least according to her.
I am pissed because I still feel like shit, never-the-less I gotta go back to the job. And it really is impossible to understand for you all, so I apologize for this boring entry. snore.
I shall be flying 4 days in a row, have one day off, fly 2 days have one day off, fly 2 days have 2 days off. Then I'll fly 2 more days afterwhich I'll be on vacation for 2 weeks the end of Apr.
I just gotta get thru flying 10 days in the next 2 weeks. Going into the Robot Zombie Mode in a few hours. Once I get to the hotel I can decompress & should be back to "normal"... which is so jet lagged you really don't know the difference!
Prepare to enter the Z O N E.... Speak at ya later.
This is such an odd job, no?