Anonymous User wrote:I'm an associate at V10 and all of these responses seem off. Fuck, at this point I wouldn't be surprised if one of you offered your first born child for your firm. I have no clue why you're so ready and willing to sell out, especially when it's not being asked of you.
OP: it's totally fine to take a sick day. Just notify the recruiter and the people working with you. If possible, offer to work from home.
TITCR. It's just not that serious. I had two summers in my class who took multiple sick days and nothing was said about it being inappropriate. I can't stand it when coughy/phlegmy/snotty people go into closed spaces and spread their germs. Absolutely yucky.
You should contact your HR rep or recruiter, mentor or whoever you work with closely and ask the procedures, and obviously offer to do work from home, if you can. Or offer to come in over the weekend and make up work that you missed (both summers did this to make up for their sick days).