I’m upright! That’s a good thing too.
Since Monday afternoon I’ve been down with what I guess is the flu. Full on body aches, then the sore throat, and finally the feeling of head congestion that could kill. Ever been on a plane and your ears just won’t pop? Yeah, that was the feeling until this morning. I also truly enjoyed the hot and cold sweats and the constant feeling of just not finding the right temperature. 🙂
Gotta say, as a small business owner, sick days are a tough one. I mean really tough. Doing the right thing costs you. And by doing the right thing I mean staying home, not exposing clients to what you’ve got, and basically closing shop for a few days. In the old engineering days the wheels didn’t stop if I didn’t come into the office. The rest of my staff kept right on at it. And that was a good thing. But now as a one man show if I don’t come in things come to a grinding halt. And that’s exactly what has happened this week.
In total I’ve cancelled:
- 3 different painters for reproduction work.
- 1 four hour one on one HDR class.
- A 2 hour composite photo shoot with a really fun family
Had to be done though. If there’s one thing I hate it’s sick employees manning a business. I just never get that. If you’re sick please take a sick day and don’t share it with the rest of us. I know you want to save your sick days for something fun, but really infecting clients and co-workers isn’t cool.
So, I’m back today. I won’t be shaking any hands, and I won’t be having sit downs with clients. I will be rescheduling with 5 different people, and booking a few portrait sessions for next week. My door will remain closed as I don’t want to share this with Ian or Michaela, or anyone else through the gallery. I think I’m safe and non-contagious, but you just never know. Better to be cautious, right?