I don't wanna go to work today! I'm tired and grumpy. Unfortunately I need to go.
What happened to my younger days where I had no qualms about calling in sick when I wasn't really sick? Where I didn't care if I used up my vacation time? Where playing 'hookey' as a 'mental health day' was a viable reason to place that phone call? Now I feel guilty. I can't lie. And people are depending on me. I guess the upside is that I feel needed. Appreciated??? Not really. But needed, yes. As part of a team I have to play my part for the sake of the team.
In many ways, it's come down to my sense of loyalty. I am intensely loyal to my immediate team of coworkers. I am frustrated by the company I work for and feel that they (the big picture) don't appreciate our group or what we do.
I feel like there is no room for growth and that frustrates me. I've let management know that I'm interested. But there is no room. I've even suggested levels within a position. So, if there is no room for growth...where is my incentive to perform? And why the heck don't I just call in sick???
Dang parents of mine...how dare they teach me about responsibility and loyalty! :-) Ok...I'm going to go get my shower and get headed off to another day at work.