98.3 TRY Social Dilemma – Is a sunburn a good excuse to call in sick?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is about nice warm weather and work. Here is the mail :

Hi Jaime, this happened to me at work the other day, and I wonder what you think. I had a great weekend with my family. We went to the Jersey Shore and the weather was perfect… warm and sunny. We couldn’t really swim in the ocean because it was so cold, so we hung out on the beach to relax and have fun. Well, unfortunately, I ended up getting a pretty bad sunburn. I was so scared of taking care of the kids that I forgot to put so much lotion on myself. Anyway, Sunday night was killing me, so I called on Monday to be sick. When I went back to the office on Tuesday, and everyone saw my sunburn, they told me about it. My boss even called me and said that really wasn’t a legitimate reason to call in sick, but he didn’t do anything about it. He said it was my fault that I got sunburned and that I would have to live with the consequences. He’s usually a good guy, but he didn’t have that. Was I wrong to call for the sunburn? Do you think that’s a legitimate excuse to call. I hope you and the gang can help. Thanks!

~ Brand

I don’t think that’s a bad excuse to shout. If you suffer, you suffer. That’s how I see it anyway.

What do you think? Should Mark have just put on some aloe and gone to work, or was it normal that he called in sick? Let me know on the TRY the Facebook page.