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Old 10-20-2020, 06:20 AM
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Is it wrong of me to take a day to handle a bunch of insurance stuff, go vote, do business at the bank, and make calls to do maintenance on the house? I can't do most of those things during a weekend (folks are closed) or after school hours (I'm on the clock until 4:30 when I go pick up DS). And if I take the day, I can go vote (and wait in the line) without having to take DS with me. Stuff is wearing on me. I feel bad about potentially taking off and using a day (what if I need it later????), but one day off and I could have everything (or nearly everything) finished and out of my head. WWYD?


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Don't feel guilty
Old 10-20-2020, 06:24 AM
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You are taking care of you instead of students and that is okay. You count. You are important. Sometimes you come first. I hope you accomplish all your tasks and have a few minutes leftover to do something that brings you joy.
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Take the day
Old 10-20-2020, 06:24 AM
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You sound as if you can get many things accomplished.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:27 AM
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Absolutely not wrong. Please do it.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:44 AM
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Go ahead and do it.


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Old 10-20-2020, 06:55 AM
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Do it! you'll feel accomplished getting so much completed.
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Do it
Old 10-20-2020, 07:15 AM
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With zero guilt
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:17 AM
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By taking one day off and accomplishing all your goals, you will feel 100% better tomorrow and for days after.
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:52 AM
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Do it! I wish I had taken more days when I was still working.
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Old 10-20-2020, 08:04 AM
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Do it. By getting all that stuff done youíll be better able to focus on school because you wonít be stressed. I hate that this is even a discussion.


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Old 10-20-2020, 08:05 AM
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Another vote for taking the day off. Make a list of all those things you need to take care of, and get them done!
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:12 AM
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Thatís what PTO days are for ... use it.
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:50 AM
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Go for it. And you are absolutely forbidden from feeling any guilt!
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:59 AM
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Yep. Take the day and get things done. You'll feel better getting all that accomplished.
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:13 PM
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Of course , take the day! It will make you feel so much better. FWIW, I had 351 sick days when I retired, of which only 75 could be cashed in...
I finally got wise and scheduled appointments so I could use my earned sick days at the end. I never took days early on (obviously). So like scheduling my flu shot and then use the rest of the whole day like things you are talking about.
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Old 10-20-2020, 12:17 PM
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Take the day. Life is very difficult for teachers just now and if you get all of these necessary errands out of the way, youíll be better able to focus on school.
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:11 PM
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Life is too hard not to do what you need to do to make your life easier. Take the whole off and DO NOT feel guilty.
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:16 PM
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It's a personal day! That's what they're for! I know teachers who use the personal days to go to the spa!

And I agree with what others have said -- I hate that this is even a discussion. You shouldn't feel guilty for taking care of yourself and your family.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:26 PM
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Personally I would much rather take the day off, get it all done and not have to think about it anymore! Go for it!

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