Under what circumstances have you called in sick. Growing up I was told you don't call in sick unless you're a stones throw away from death. Take some Tylenol, drink some Robitussin, sip some OJ, and get to work. Woke up with a headache? Good, down some pain relievers and get to work. Woke up hungover? Good, get a coupla Gatorades, and get to work. Woke up with a stuffy nose? Good, blow that ish out and get to work.
There was this one time I woke up on a Saturday morning and could barely get the covers off of my head. I was down for the count aching, throwing up, fever, headache you name it. My wife was on the phone with her friends wondering if I'm about to die!? Needless to say I said the doctor ain't happening and I toughed it out. Sunday was worse so I compromised and went into one of those urgent care clinics. Doc said I had some nasty strand of the Flu virus and that I should take it easy for at least a week. I looked at the doctor evenly and said, "That ain't happening doc, whatcha got for this?!" He gave me this attaboy look and wrote me a script for Tamiflu. I took a dose and bam, it was like the flu never happened. I was crisp, lucid, and clear for work on Monday. Notwithstanding chronic terminal severe and serious illnesses; what kind of snowflake takes a week off for the flu or any seasonal illness?!
This new marketing bunny called in sick for having cramps. If it was up to me, I'd tell her to not come back.
Get to work, not Go into work. Obviously you should not spread your illness to others.