It feels like the people I know who don't work in medicine don't seem to understand the responsibilities people in medicine have toward their jobs.
I was ill with a fever a few weeks ago, and I was having a bit of post-viral malaise (still am). I wasn't feeling fabulous, but I wasn't actively sick or anything. Just dragging a bit since the fever, although improving. I was supposed to work at the hospital over the weekend, and multiple people told me I should blow it off. Adults. Who have had or currently hold jobs.
One person further suggested I should take several months off.
It's exhausting to explain this to people. Including my husband. Do people in other fields really don't get that you can't just take off work without warning just because you're a little tired?