What am I supposed to do if I get ill the night before an early shift at work?

So it's 2am here and I need to be up at 6 to be in work for 7. I am a carer and have 6 females at my workplace who will require personal care. Somehow I am the only female staff member capable of doing this on tomorrow. I am also the shift leader, and it's my job to organise everyone else. I have just begun vomiting and feel awful. Obviously it is too late to try to cover the shift, but I don't feel like I can work at all. I've rung work to confirm that I am the shift leader and only female. I have also texted my boss, as we are quite friendly, to see if she has any suggestions. I suspect she's asleep however and won't see my message until 9ish tomorrow. What am I supposed to do in this situation? I feel so sick. In less than 4 hours I am supposed to be walking to work and the thought of that is making me cry with despair because I feel so, so unwell.

Asked By: - 12/7/2012
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Call the other workers, even if they aren't female. Explain the situation and ask that they find someone to fill in for you - a temp agency could send in a woman to provide care or at least supervise the men's work. Call other shift leaders and ask them to fill in... More
Answered By: teresathegreat - 12/7/2012
Additional Answers (5)
Go in and crack on! you might feel crap but not only does it make you a trooper and a very employable person! when you get in tomorrow evening you can rest easy and get someone to cover!
Answered By: James - 12/7/2012
If you have four hours to go, get some rest. Do not waste your time on your computer. That is ridiculous. If you are well enough to play with a computer instead of sleeping, you are well enough to work. You have to get up and do the job. The patients come first... More
Answered By: Jimmy C - 12/7/2012
No worker is irreplaceable. Take the day off. You are no use to them if you have to hug the bowl all day. Not to mention, the people you look after probably have compromised immune systems and you could make their lives worse by being there. Go to sleep!!
Answered By: Dirtay Me - 12/7/2012
Call and leave a message right now for your boss/supervisor on their cell or work phone that you are sick and can't make it to work. Then set your alarm for 6am and call them again to make sure they got your text or call. If you are vomiting now then you should NOT go in to work at all. Even if you feel better by 6am... More
Answered By: Educated - 12/7/2012
If you are sick, you can't work. As you are conscientious you feel guilty as it will affect your colleagues but there is nothing you can do. Let them sort it out and concentrate on getting better.
Answered By: Seven - 12/8/2012
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