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When I'm Pressured Not to Call Out Sick as a Medical Professional

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My fingers hovered anxiously over the screen and I closed my eyes tapping the fatal message, “I can’t come in to work today.” I held my breath, waiting for the inevitable response from my manager or regional manager in our group text before one finally floated through cyberspace, “Is there any chance you can come in later today?

If you don’t, we’ll have to close both clinics.” My eyebrows shot up but before I could respond to the text, another wave of nausea gripped me and I vomited mucus onto the towel lining my bathroom floor.

Her text was filled with subtext: If you don’t show up, no one will get paid and patients will suffer. This is not an uncommon dilemma for medical providers: if we get sick, who looks after our patients?

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