I survived day 1 back at the office. I treated myself to a skinny vanilla latte at Sbux after my insomnia (my late night tweet here). I've learned a few things about being sick and MIA for an extended period of time, and they are as follows:
- Nothing changes- Walking from the parking lot (see #3) to my office, it was ALL THE SAME. Except less snow and more people (convention going on nearby).
- Office shit, politics, whatever exists even when you are not there- This actually made me feel good because I guess I am not the only one spreading the misery, as I once thought! Even with my absence, my two coworkers still hate their jobs and continued in their misery whilst I was in bed. Upon my return, I am right back gossiping and whining with these two. That's what we do, GWD (gossip, whine, Drink), our version of GTL.
- When you are sick and have a fever for 10 days and normally commute to work via the bus, mom fears a relapse and bus strangers' germ exposure to your diminished immune system and offers to pay for parking for a few weeks- Thanks mom :)
- Choose the day you come back to work carefully- Thank goodness I chose to come back on a Thursday because that means....