I packed my computer and notes and left work at 1 p.m. today. This is after I went out to pick up a lunch at 12:15. I had a headache and just couldn't bear it anymore. My emotions have overtaken any ability that I have to get work done.
Sure, I'll get those few "hot" items done that I promised my boss, but otherwise the rest of the day will be taken as sick time.
I just tried to take an hour long nap. It didn't work because I could feel the stress pounding in my chest. Plus, I had to worry about waking up for a 4 p.m. conference call.
It's 3:53 p.m. and I'm up and ready to deal with the learning emergency that is at hand.
After that, I am truly "leaving" work for the day.