I went home sick on Thursday and did not go into work on Friday, I felt really ill. Just starting to feel better today but I'm dreading going into work Monday. Why? Because for some bizarre reason my employer does not have backup for anyones jobs. I will come into a huge pile of work. I have yet to take holidays this year. I really need a break yet at the same time dread taking it because I will come back to a huge mess and backlog. I've never worked for a place like this before where everyones job is so compartmentalized, no cross training or supervision. Some days I fantasize about winning the lottery and quitting with no notice. At this point nobody really knows how to do my job and they'd be left scrambling. If I felt appreciated at work, if I were paid a fairer wage, I would not have these thoughts.
What happens at your work place when you are sick or on holidays?