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I have the week off to recover from a medical procedure but I feel guilty not working..is this normal?

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So true! My UK colleague was SHOCKED that we bring our laptop with us

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No

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It is normal to feel guilty. You care about your work. Prioritize your recovery, though. Let the guilt linger for now. Watch your favorite shows or read to drown it out. Take care and get well soon.

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No, it’s not normal and you shouldn’t feel guilty for taking care of yourself, especially after a procedure or surgery. Give yourself time to recover and heal. The company wont take care of your health; that’s up to you. If you don’t take the time to take care of your health, they’ll keep working you like a sled dog until you drop.

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You’re addicted to work. Turn your phone and laptop off and go watch Netflix or sit in the sun

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Let me help you: if you died on the operating table your company would have forgotten about you in about 2 months flat. Take your time off and recover.

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Who thinks like this?!? 🤦🏻‍♀️ this has to be an American thing...

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Yes it is. I’m American and totally relate to the OP. It’s depressing and shouldn’t be like this, but it’s pretty rampant in the work culture. And like the poster below said, I haven’t had a vacation without bringing my laptop in 8 years.

You should feel guilty if you were not recovering. Get well!!

In America it is.

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