Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Jun 2008, 10:24 a.m.

Between Achoo And A Missed Deadline

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2008 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Is it worth it to go back to work when you're still recovering from a cold and not functioning at 100%? My sources say blah.


Eric Fischer
25 Jun 2008, 13:31 p.m.

Hmm. I'm sick and I'm at work, because 50% functioning gets me closer to doing the stuff I promised to do by Thursday than not doing it at all would get me. This probably doesn't generalize to cases where you haven't promised to do stuff by Thursday, though.