This is a real German dilemma. How do you gracefully call in sick to stay home when you’re already home playing sick in the first place? OK, to avoid being sick. But still.
Coronavirus: Fewer Germans call in sick during pandemic – With many avoiding the doctor’s office and working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, the number of German workers reporting in sick has fallen to below average levels.
“After a record high at the end of March, the number of sick employees insured by TK dropped to a below-average level.”
PS: And this at a time when other folks refuse to call in sick when maybe they ought of sort of should.