Post # 1
My coworker has been coughing for about 3 months now. I’m not talking just coughing, I mean like hacking, wheezing, dog barking sounds for months. It is driving me absolutely insane. Not to mention the fact that it is loud and it’s about every 3 minutes, she is also not covering her mouth. She says not to worry because she has been to the doctor and it’s “not contagious.” I guess this means it is okay for her to hack all over the computers, phones and copy machine.
I am about to go out of my mind.
Sorry, didn’t mean to post this in “wedding related”
Post # 3
Ewwww….that would really gross me out….sorry you are having to deal with that….don’t have any advice, just wanted to give you my sympathy!
Post # 4
@hotpinkbride: Haha thanks! I feel like I need to buy a Sars mask or something! Ahhhhhhh!
Post # 5
@Legallyblondiebride: ick! i have to admit though, i DID have a similar issue last winter with just a dry, persistent cough! maybe suggest she get a humidifier for her cubicle as a friendly-i’m-concerned-about-your-wellbeing-and-not-about-your-infectious-phlegm type of way? :p it fixed me up, so it certainly couldn’t hurt!
Post # 6
If she has had a cough for 3 months, has seen her doctor, and he has told her she is not contagious, what else would you have her do? She has to make a living too.
Perhaps she has asthma? That could be the cause of her cough. Asthma is not contagious.
Post # 7
Even if it’s not contagious she should still be covering her mouth – gross!
Post # 8
I’ve developed some kind of allergy that makes me cough productively for like half an hour after eating really spicy things … I had to stop putting jalapenos on my salads at work so I wouldn’t be that annoying person hacking up a lung after lunch every day Because yes, listening to someone cough and cough and cough is pretty annoying!
Post # 9
She should definitely be covering her mouth, but could you possibly imagine how irritating this must be for HER? SHE is the one who probably has a sore throat from coughing, as well as sore ribs or abs too 🙁 She probably doesn’t feel all that well either. But yes, cover your cough regardless of the cause.
Post # 10
Not covering her mouth? Coughing and hacking all over the office equipment? Doesn’t matter what the doctor says, it’s unsanitary and she has to get a hold of the cause and try to solve the issue. If not, cover your mouth, or cough in your own sleeve.
I don’t have a cold but if I cough, some spit does come out, and lands on whatever… so that’s disgusting, especially if she does it on every piece on office equipment used by others.
Post # 11
yuck, that IS really annoying!
I had a neighbor who developed a cough bad enough I could hear it through the walls. I felt bad about being annoyed by it, but I totally was!
Post # 12
@Legallyblondiebride: OMG! I have a hacker at my job too! although she has been doing it since she started (9 months ago!!). Its literally every day although some are worse than others. She is loud anyway and her coughs are extreme. She is hacking like she has something seriously wrong with her but she says “its the air in here”. um, I am pretty sure its the 40 years of chain smoking….
Post # 13
Eww, I had the same problem with someone last year. She said the same thing about not covering her mouth. “It’s just smoker’s cough” Oh well in that case, it’s still just as disgusting and rude to cough all over everything…
Post # 14
Well, she doesn’t have asthma and she isn’t a smoker. She had pneumonia 3 months ago which she says cleared up but she still has this cough. I understand that it must be more annoying to her than it is to me but it doesn’t negate the fact that she should be covering her mouth. I don’t care if it’s contagious or not, she is still spraying particles everywhere.
We keep asking her if she is okay and she says she is fine, so it’s not that she doesn’t feel good. It just really grosses me out that she is not covering her mouth. Maybe it’s the germophobe in me, but it pisses me off.
Post # 15
Tell her to cover her mouth!!!!!!
Post # 16
Our building tends to work up people’s allergies and we have a guy who sneezes and blows his nose like a horn whenever the air comes on. Certain co-workers started to clap once loudly when he did this until they were told to stop. His horn blowing even caused one guy to fall out of his chair because he startled. We also have a lady that hacks every now and then again too.