Sorry...you're a dope.
I know I have fear of going to Dr and him hospitalizing me. Did happen once.
Bay you are right on. The small business owner doesn't always have the luxury calling in sick. My business is based 100% on trust. Clients trust ME to care for their pets. They don't want to hand over their dog to someone they have not known long time.But who would operate his business? It is a double edged sword. My own husband put off needed knee and shoulder surgery for years because he was afraid, but I didn't say that...….. and because he didn't want to miss work. He claimed we couldn't afford for him to miss work...….yeah, right. But for Alex, he is caught in a Catch 22. I understand, but Alex, you desperately need a manager or at least someone responsible that you could trust to operate the business for a couple of days. You need time off to keep yourself sane.