Without more information, like what type of job do you have, how long have you been there, do you have any sick leave earned, etc. I don't think we can really give good advice.
But the way I look at it is that if you're healthy enough to be on the internet, you're healthy enough to go to work (assuming you don't work construction, etc.)
I agree, I would rather be sent home than call in sick. (But just as Thunderterd said, you have to make a decision if you are contagious or not).
Or if you are feeling better, go in for half a day. Feeling better but being not 100% and coming in shows that 1. You really were sick and 2. You are concerned about the work getting accomplished.
I think the majority of bosses don’t believe someone is sick if they call in on a Monday morning (or if they are sick it is “self induced”), but they also don’t want you at work if you’re going to hurl onto a customer.
But again, there are a lot of variables to be considered. I just wouldn’t show up to work tomorrow with a good tan and photos of the local game that was today….
p.s. Hope you’re feeling better!
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