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Need help! My toddler has been down with sever infection in loop since last 3 weeks. She goes to daycare but now with sickness she is at home. I am extremely exhausted managing cranky sick toddler and work. I so want to take time off (may be a day or two) but the SM on engagement wants me to manage both as much as I can. I feel guilty of taking those much needed days off. Can someone please advise how to proceed?

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You can’t schedule or “manage” when your kid gets sick. Take the time and do NOT feel guilty. Sick leave & PTO are part of your comp. Not taking it is foolish. This is literally what it’s there for

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Hi there! I’ve been in you shoes recently. I have 2 toddlers and its an endless loop with them falling sick recently. Try to explain your SM how badly you need this time off. Thankfully my SM has been supportive through a similar situation. But speak up and stand for yourself. P.S- On a friendly note, its okay to take some time off. Donot feel guilty or let anyone tell you thats its not okay. You need it girl! Trust me, you will bounce back once you get that well deserved time off 😊

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Also take two days off and you’ll see that SM can’t do anything about it. There is no project that can’t do fine with one person out one day. That SM can step in for you-in fact the SM should.

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