Working when sick?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by SSS 18734, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    For those of you with one-man operations going, what do you guys do when you get sick? I have a cold, and I feel like crap right now and tomorrow I have nine jobs. I don't know if I would be able to handle 6 or 7 hours of yard work, but I don't want to let the yards get overgrown either.

    Should I wait a few days until i'm feeling better and then maybe bag grass that got too high? Or should I just hop myself up on dayquil and just do the best I can? Also, I was thinking of temporarily hiring a buddy to at least help me out for the day so it at least is easier.

    What do you guys do?
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Bingo!!:clapping: Welcome to the self employed world:)
  3. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,828

    Have a friend or two help out and next come up with a good backup plan for the future.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Thank God for employees. :clapping:
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,886

    I missed one day because of sickeness in over 15 years. I had food poisoning. Unless, I carried around a toilet...:laugh: Worked with the flu, sprained ankle, bummed knee, sinus infection, vertigo, 30 bee stings etc. Best remedy for sickness is hard work and hot sunny weather.
  6. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    You'll either be working or sitting at home sick, may as well get paid to be sick.
  7. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Well. I went out and bought plenty of Dayquil. I might ask a buddy to help out. Wish me luck :cool2:
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Good Luck:usflag:
  9. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 677

    As my grandfather used to say "I'll either heel you or kill you" but get your azz out there in that garden and pull those weeds, milk the cows, shovel the snow, bale hay, etc... Take plenty of fluids, wash cloth with cool water for neck and face. Good Luck!!!
  10. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    Drag your ass to work.

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