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Do you code on sick days?

Survey period: 18 Jul 2022 to 25 Jul 2022

Some stay in bed, som binge watch TV. And some of us can't keep away from the keyboard

OptionVotes% 
If I can reach a keyboard and see the monitor, then I'm coding638.45
If I'm feeling mentally up for it, sometimes14819.84
If I'm not too sick and absolutely have to get some coding done648.58
Depends on how sick, depends on what I get to code19426.01
Only in emergencies10313.81
No way, never. I'm sick, I'm off the compiler.17423.32



 
GeneralIf I'm sick, my laptop only does Netflix. Pin
willichan19-Jul-22 12:17
professionalwillichan19-Jul-22 12:17 
GeneralRe: If I'm sick, my laptop only does Netflix. Pin
trønderen19-Jul-22 12:52
trønderen19-Jul-22 12:52 
GeneralRe: If I'm sick, my laptop only does Netflix. Pin
charlieg20-Jul-22 9:16
charlieg20-Jul-22 9:16 
GeneralWhat the heck is a "sick day"?? Pin
DerekT-P19-Jul-22 6:13
professionalDerekT-P19-Jul-22 6:13 
GeneralRe: What the heck is a "sick day"?? Pin
trønderen19-Jul-22 12:50
trønderen19-Jul-22 12:50 
You are right, at least partially, if we assume that "self employed / run your own business" means that you for professional purposes are completely isolated, alone.

I know of several self employed people, running their own business who in addition to employing themselves also employ anywhere from one to half a dozen others. Here in Norway, you may employ five others and still follow the simplified procedures of a 'single person business'.

Also, it is not that unusual for practitioners of the same trade to have agreement: If your doctor or dentist is sick, he will refer you to one specific other doctor/dentist whom he trusts, and tell you that you can fully trust as well. I have experienced the same with plumbers and electricians.

True enough: I never have been told by a software support guy that 'I am sick but you can trust so-and-so to be able to help you'. That could be because I know of very few one-man software support business, but there really is no reason why one-man software companies could help each other out in emergencies the way other professionals do. (OK, so you might have to give a 'competitor' a little insight in your work, but that might be a good thing anyway. I assume that it would go both ways.)
GeneralRe: What the heck is a "sick day"?? Pin
DerekT-P20-Jul-22 0:25
professionalDerekT-P20-Jul-22 0:25 
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Eddy Vluggen24-Jul-22 0:37
professionalEddy Vluggen24-Jul-22 0:37 
GeneralRe: What the heck is a "sick day"?? Pin
DerekT-P24-Jul-22 3:21
professionalDerekT-P24-Jul-22 3:21 
GeneralNot feasible... Pin
PSU Steve19-Jul-22 4:18
professionalPSU Steve19-Jul-22 4:18 
GeneralNot possible Pin
peterkm19-Jul-22 0:59
peterkm19-Jul-22 0:59 
GeneralIt's sure nice being in Italy Pin
Lorenzo Bertolino19-Jul-22 0:07
professionalLorenzo Bertolino19-Jul-22 0:07 
GeneralRe: It's sure nice being in Italy PinPopular
CodeZombie6219-Jul-22 2:02
CodeZombie6219-Jul-22 2:02 
GeneralOnly in emergencies and if there is someone to double check Pin
Julian Ragan18-Jul-22 23:20
Julian Ragan18-Jul-22 23:20 
Generalsick and coding Pin
V.18-Jul-22 21:23
professionalV.18-Jul-22 21:23 
GeneralI wonder how... Pin
Marc Clifton18-Jul-22 13:25
mvaMarc Clifton18-Jul-22 13:25 
GeneralRe: I wonder how... Pin
trønderen18-Jul-22 14:09
trønderen18-Jul-22 14:09 
GeneralAs a kid Pin
Eddy Vluggen18-Jul-22 12:47
professionalEddy Vluggen18-Jul-22 12:47 
GeneralHell to the no! Pin
Erik Burd18-Jul-22 8:44
professionalErik Burd18-Jul-22 8:44 
GeneralNormally no... Pin
Zach Burnett18-Jul-22 4:45
Zach Burnett18-Jul-22 4:45 
GeneralRe: Normally no... Pin
obermd18-Jul-22 6:01
obermd18-Jul-22 6:01 
GeneralRe: Normally no... Pin
Zach Burnett18-Jul-22 7:01
Zach Burnett18-Jul-22 7:01 
GeneralReally depend on how sick I feel. Pin
OriginalGriff18-Jul-22 0:56
mveOriginalGriff18-Jul-22 0:56 
GeneralMaybe ... Pin
Amarnath S18-Jul-22 0:52
professionalAmarnath S18-Jul-22 0:52 
GeneralRe: Maybe ... Pin
Nelek19-Jul-22 10:47
protectorNelek19-Jul-22 10:47 
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Amarnath S20-Jul-22 1:52
professionalAmarnath S20-Jul-22 1:52 

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