We have a handful of great volunteers at North Beach Medical Equipment that do amazing work, but for the most part it is just me. I like that, because I enjoy the quiet and can get projects done, as my ADHD tends to overwhelm me when I have a "crew" here. The drawback to all of this is that when I don't feel well I can't just call in sick and hope that my coworkers can fill in for me. I have to decide whether I am just "under the weather" or actually sick. Am I likely to make someone else sick, someone who is older and weaker? Can I just "ride it out" or do I need to close the store so that I can rest and recover, away from people that could be really hurt by the bug-of-the-month?
You may be wondering why this is on my mind. Lately, I have not been sleeping well, so this current "ick" that I am dealing with is likely just fatigue and changing weather, allowing me to be at the store working. I know that sometimes, closing the store for a day can help to ensure that I am back to work the next day and not out for a week. It's a hard decision to make, but there are too many people counting on us to be here when they need us; we will do our best to not let them down.