Working while ill

I believe I mentioned yesterday, bringing my lap top to bed. I did that while I was ill, thinking I could work. It didn’t work. I ended up surfing the web instead. I wasn’t focused.

This is one of the problems with being a freelancer, no sick time. It would be interesting to hear what others do in this situation. I have had strep throat, pneumonia, and bronchitis while freelancing, and most I was able to work through, although feeling like warmed over pig droppings, but worked. However, with pneumonia I was actually in bed for days, and only worked for a few hours a day after that. I remember explaining to a client that I could work, but not for very long, and she got all annoyed. How dare I get sick on her.

When I used to run an art department I felt the same way. It was annoying, but people are people and not machines.

The good thing, about working from a home office though, is you can work in your nightgown, and lie down between jobs if you have to.


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