(Closed) Strep throat and working

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
Member
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

View original reply
@jenilynevette:  that’s so terrible. Hearing stories like these makes me happy and appreciative that I work where I do. 

Post # 18
Member
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

View original reply
@orchidaloha:  What the?! Does Canada not have unfair dismissal/discrimination laws? I can’t believe someone got terminated for having a heart attack or they said they would not honour a sick note?

Post # 19
Member
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

View original reply
@arsing89:  Actually, in PA (I think) and a lot of other states, firing someone who takes time off for a heart attak is not illegall.  In many states, you can fire someone for no reason at all. I forget the official name (but I am sure another bee will remember it), but basically it means that a company can fire you for no reason whatsoever.

Yay for being “pro-business”  and “anti-union”   **note the sarcasm…..

Post # 21
Member
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

View original reply
@orchidaloha:  

 

I’d say so! Glad you went home.

 

Things like this really make me appreciate my job all the more…. I was out for a week and no one was upset, just concerned about my well-being. I wish more bosses and workplaces were like that, but it seems like the dollar gets more importance.

Post # 22
Member
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

View original reply
@Rock Hugger:  True, but sometimes Unions do take advantage of things. I just think that there needs to be a better balance. There are a lot of union members who are lazy because they can fall back on having the union back them up.

Post # 23
Member
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I love my co-worker to pieces, but I wish she would stay home! She’s getting all of us sick and I am already getting over being sick from something else!

Post # 24
Member
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did not want to move towards threadjacking, but I can see that the OP ended up going home (and I hope she is doing better)…

 

FoxyBride14 , I do agree with you that there needs to be a balance (as with anything in life).  BUT – I do get tired with hearing the ‘ole “union workers are lazy” excuse.  Do you personally have an experience with a union worker who was undully lazy (lazier than a non-union worker in the same job)?  I have seen LOTS of lazy people at various jobs: some of them are union workers, some of them are not.  I have never seen a trend of union workers being lazier than non-union workers.  Nor have I seen a trend of lazy non-union workers getting fired wheras the lazy union workers keep their job.  I feel most of your comment comes form anecdotal evidence (but if you know of a study, please do share with me – I would be insterested in reading it!)

 

On the other hand, there are laws in most states allowing businesses to fire employees for no reason at all.  In fact, in this short thread, 2 posters (the OP and jenilynevette) mentioned cases of people being fired for being sick.  To add another – my Father-In-Law got fired because, the day after he had a heart attack, he could not come into the office (as he was in the hospital) – this is totally legal in IL where they live.

 

I think it is very said that we have moved to such a society where we feel we must drag ourselves to work sick for fear of getting fired.  And I think there is a direct link between the evolution of laws creating situations like this and the anecdotal evidence of “unions are evil because union workers are lazy”. 

 

Post # 25
Member
2529 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Wear a mask, put a sign up on your door, take lots of Vitamin C, offer everyone who comes into your office a Vitamin C…
This is supposed to help strep/sore throats:
Mix one-half tablespoon of powdered cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of honey or natural maple syrup together in a small glass of warm water. Sip and swallow until your symptoms are alleiviated.

I’ve taken cayenne powder + ACV for sore throats before and it helped (though at first it was hot, it helped the swelling and pain.) I don’t respond well to pain meds, and it had the added bonus of making sure I was drinking water.

The topic ‘Strep throat and working’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors