(Closed) Coworkers and illnesses – vent

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My friend/co-worker was over last night and some she works with was sick & throwing up last week and they wouldn’t let him go home from work!  Then, the next day he was still sick and tried to call in sick and they still made him come in!

I don’t know why, but some people actually WANT sick people at work, it’s disgusting!

And then, at the same place we work at, we used to have a director that was ALWAYS out sick, and when she was it was always for like a week at a time. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ugh, I hate that!!! My boss does this. It’s disgusting and he coughs crap all over stuff and then hands it to me. I am going to invest in the biggest hand sanitizer pump I can find!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

That’s super-gross and I’m sorry you have to deal with that. People are so stupid to think that they need to come to work when they are obviously ill. They don’t consider their co-workers health when they do that and it is just plain rude (not to mention distracting with all the coughing and hacking in the background).

Off topic – but I can’t stand it when people call in to work on MONDAYS and FRIDAYS because they want a 3 day weekend. So, conveniently, they are “sick”. That totally ticks me off.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Teleworking really needs get more popular. It would bring down overhead costs and keep people healthier/happier.

I think some bosses just like to see their minions in the office.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Melissa, I am so confused by you changing your avatar! Which one is the real you? The brown headed girl or the one you have now?! I second the “If you’re sick GO THE EFF HOME” mentality. One of my coworkers comes in sick all the time and I am SO SICK of him getting everyone else sick.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ribbons: I agree, I would do just about ANYTHING to be e teleworker! 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh that’s nasty. Sorry you have to listen to that. I knew a girl once who said that people who call into work sick are weak and no one should stay home unless they are in the hospital. My response, “So if I were ill and needed to throw up it’d be okay if I did it in your cubical? Right?”  HAHA  She didn’t like that too much.  I mean seriously, sometimes you just got to throw in the towel and stay the hell home.  I know I do even if I have a cold, allergies are kicking my ass or if the headache is bad enough—I stare at a computer screen all day and that never helps anything when your head is pounding so bad that meds won’t get it to go away—sleep does 🙂

Oh and Melissa I love that movie 🙂 Awesome choice!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@ Melissa – That’s totally different IMO and you are justified in calling in that day because you DO have an appointment.

I work at a place where, well, we rack up boocoo amounts of sick leave and people use them like vacation days. It isn’t fair and it bugs me to no end. I just want to scream “LIAR!” when they come back to work lol.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Disgusting. I have a coworker a few cubes over who hawks loogies all day. That really nasty old man sound of “snoooooort” followed by a “hawk”.

You know, they let us work from home. My boss does it all the time. It’s my COWORKERS who hate doing it. They see it as lazy and often comment, “how is it working if you’re at home in pajamas with your kids in the next room?” and joke it’s really a “vacation” day. So there’s a big stigma with my coworkers (men in their 30’s-60’s) regarding technology and not working in a cubicle. Too much change for them I guess

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Everyone on my team is sick right now and they are all here! I keep hoping to avoid it. If the first person to get sick had just stayed home, everyone else could’ve avoided it!

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