I started a job in early February of this year- I was granted 3 sick days and 10 vacation days that I could begin using after my 90 day probation period. Not long after I passed this time mark, I had to take 2 days off of work because I was sick and contagious. I felt really bad because I get anxious when I have to miss work.
Today I’m going home early (so taking off a half day) because I hit my head and have a minor concussion which is making it difficult to concentrate and stare at a computer screen- my office supervisor was sympathetic with this and told me to go rest, but I still feel guilty for leaving!
I work for an attorney who won’t be at all pleased that I had to take the rest of the day off. But I came in to finish a small project that he needed to be done by this afternoon today before I left. I am taking four vacation days next week. They have been aware of this for months, and it’s not really a vacation, it’s a legal situation regarding a personal injury case I have ongoing back in my hometown. (Moved to California in the middle of this personal Injury case and have to attend court-ordered mediation)
How do I shake the feeling of guilt and anxiety from missing work? Have I missed too much? It’s July, and I’ve only missed those two other days when I was sick, but the guy training me kind of gave me a look when I told him I needed to go home for the rest of the day.
I’m just worried! My work environment is casual and understanding so I think it’s okay, but comments/feedback are appreciated. My anxious mind is running!