(Closed) People who come into the office sick make me stabby

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@leenh78:  I just wanted to comment that I love that you also use the phrase “make me stabby”.  I’m one of the people who tries to stay home when I’m sick but that makes my co-worker feel stabby.  Whenever I call in sick she is rude to me for a next couple of days as punishment I guess.  No matter what you can’t win!

Post # 18
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4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Eckle:  Yes, this! Can’t wait for it to snow, and cover all the horrible pollen or whatever it is that I’m allergic to this time of year.

Post # 19
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7592 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry but when I get a rough cold or cough I can be somewhat sick for over two weeks. There is no way I can take two weeks of sick time for a cold. I also have allergies and when I forgot to bring my allergy medications to work the other day I probably sounded just like that.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@leenh78:  Some of us have no choice even if we have sick days. For example, I am an attorney. If I called the other side to request an adjournment of a court date for the next day because I was ill, there is an excellent chance I would be turned down.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’m lucky in that I can work from home when I am sick. I caught a bad chill from being out in the rain this weekend, and so am at home today (and most likely tomorrow too!) to save myself from sneezing/coughing over both all the people in the office, but also all the people on the London Underground on the way to work! I hate it when you are stuck like sardines on the Tube and people are spluttering everywhere and you can’t escape!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

At the moment, DH is stuck at jury duty with a nasty head cold. They have opted not to release him. In a perfect world, everyone could stay at home when sick and not infect others but that is not the world we live in.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are no “sick days” here like there are in the states.  Instead, there’s a few different ways a company can choose to handle sick time.  My boss, who does the bare minimum required by law and who is a cheap ass, invokes the 2 days “wait time”.  These 2 days are basically non-paid and then after that you get paid again.  This keeps people from abusing the sick system by calling in for a hang over.

Something else my boss gives us as an incentive to not call in sick is 1 extra vacation day for every quarter we don’t call out.  So if you’re sick 1 time a quarter you can essentially lose 2 days and a paid holiday day. ;-

I usually go in looking like the walking dead a.) because I really don’t have anyone to cover for me and I have deadlines b.) because I really don’t want to lose 2 days of pay AND a vacation day.  Normally this works out worse for my boss since if I make myself that sick I’m out for a week and a half easy.  He will never get it.

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