Have you ever called in sick to work on your aquarium?

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Have you ever called in sick to work on your aquarium?

  1. Yes! But don't tell anybody.

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. No way.

    34 vote(s)
    69.4%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Have you ever called in sick to work on your aquarium?
    :wink3:

    Ever called the boss and spoke in soft voice and say how you can't believe how bad you feel and then do a 40 gallon water change?

    Ever say you just better stay home today and take it easy then brave the storm to get to the aquarium sale?


    C'mon tell the truth!
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope. I have gone home early to deal with a flooding problem though. I got a strange look from the boss when I told her why I had to go but she let me go :)
     
  4. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    With as much money that has been invested in this hobby in the last couple of months I would probably move some overtime around to take care of an emergency with the tank.
    Salary people don't have to call in get paid if I'm there or not.
     
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  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I work a lot from home (like right now) I just "Keep working" but it just happens to be on my Tank SHHHHHH

    J
     
  6. Blade_Runner

    Blade_Runner Gigas Clam

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    I have taken time off to manage an emergency, but never called in sick to do it. Anyway, calling myself on the phone and talking in a soft voice goes way beyond my normal muttering to myself. ;) :loco:
     
  7. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Need to put a maybe on the vote!
     
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  9. turbo4603

    turbo4603 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Yup, ive done it, and ive even said i have a doctors appoitment during lunch and might have to take some more time than usual, like two more hours, and then visit all the local fishtores at work(broward).
     
  10. CodyW

    CodyW Spaghetti Worm

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    I'm a chef, so nope, and I don't think I could leave early 99% of the time no matter how big the emergency, it's the line I choose and it's a tough one. Getting time off is really hard...
     
  11. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    No way. With the rising cost of my 30g oasis, I need all the money I can get! :)
     
  12. Pisces23

    Pisces23 Sea Dragon

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    I'd have to vote for "no - but I wish I could"...
    I'm a teacher so I get my time off in the summer, unless I'm working a second job.
    But when I first put a new specimen in I wish I could be there to keep an eye on things all day...or like today when I wish I could be there to make sure that my brand new DIY auto top-off isn't flooding the house.