Do You Need a ‘Sad’ Day?
Now what kind of pantywaists do we have here?
Are you not feeling it today? Are you singing the blues? Are you dejected and being dragged down?
Well, a new story in the New York Times says you may need a 'sad day'.
Given the extraordinary stressors of the last year and a half, regardless of your specific symptoms, “if you feel like you might benefit from a mental health day, you have earned one,” said Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business school, whose recent podcast explored the benefits of the “sad day” and the importance of building a culture of compassion within the workplace.
I understand we live in a time where mental health has become an important issue, but I do not think just being 'sad' is an excuse to take off work.
Why not think about your fellow workers and not yourself? They would have to pick up your slack while you are 'sad'. That would not fair to them because you did not want to suck it up, buttercup. You cannot take off work because you do not feel like working or you are being lazy.
People could take advantage of these 'sad days'. For me, I am sad when my team loses a game. Can I take a 'sad day' the next day and skip work? I would think that would not be reason enough to take a 'sad day', but who knows.
If you want to take a day off, use your PTO. That is what you should use. I do not think we need to be asking our bosses for sad days.
So, San Angelo, what do you think of 'sad days'? Would you ask for one or do you feel if you are lazy or do not want to go to work, you should just go. Tell us on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.