(Closed) You're sick, go home!

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
239 posts
Helper bee

i’m being picky here but if she had an IV in her arm there should be no needles involved at all since the IV cannula itself is plastic….

but yes, i do agree…if you are sick…go home!  no sense in making everyone else around you sick too. 

Post # 6
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If she’s a hypochondriac, then she’s probably not sick….therefore not contagious to anyone.  Sounds like a raving case of attention whore.  

Post # 7
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@JaneyDcat:  “Raving case of attention whore.”


I love that! 🙂


While your company, I’m sure, means well and just wants to have fun with its gift card program, I don’t like it when companies give incentives to not calling out sick. Ok, fake sick is one thing, but when you are really really sick? Stay home.


I used to work in Big 4 accounting, and it was a crazy workaholic culture. We worked as auditors and would sit at these long cafeteria-style tables working on our laptops. This associate was grossly sick – think snot flying everywhere, tissues all over the place, red eyes, etc. and SHE REFUSED to go home. It was so disgusting – I wanted to spray Lysol at her. I think one of the team leaders pulled her aside and told her to go home in the end. If you get told to go home at my workaholic ex-firm, then you know it’s bad…


Post # 8
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am the kind of person who goes in to work sick. I VERY rarely call off because a) I need the money and b) I’d rather come in sick and be sent home than call in sick (unless it’s stomach issues). I bring my own tissues, stock up on hand santizer, and stay away from everyone.

I used to be a retail manager and we had so many problems with people calling off work for the dumbest reasons. :

Post # 9
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Uhm, an IV in the office? That is most likely a violation of workplace health codes (unless you’re a medical office) and could be reported to a local inspector. I’m not positive though, but if she’s not throwing out her medical refuse in an approved medical waste container, that’s a health safety issue for all the other employees.

Post # 10
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Uhh,  since one needs to be a licenced nurse to put in an iv… I am super curious how she was changing a needle. And what facility she left with one in. Unless she went AMA no real clinic or hospital should have let her out with in. So, I call shenanigans and she is being an attention whore. 

At the same time,  even as a nurse unless I’m dying or horribly contagious,  I don’t call in sick. It just screws your shift and makes them short. 

Post # 11
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  +1 I almost never miss work, because we have VERY limited personal days (5 per year, including any time we need for appointments, emergencies, etc.) and I don’t want sick days eating into my vacation time. My boss has sent me home twice in the last 8 months because I’ve come in sick and he didn’t want me infecting him…haha

ETA: the needle thing is super inappropriate. I’m not suggesting she has HIV or anything of the sort, but you should never do something like change needles in a public setting. she should have been sent home that day. very creepy.

Post # 12
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh geez she sounds like a nut! Lol I went into work super sick like 3 days in a row with no voice, hacking up a lung it was awful. All bc I knew dd was getting sick & didn’t wanna have to take days off for me & for her. My boss repeatedly told me I should stay home. Finally left work early the 3rd day, was home 2 more days (dd did get sick). Just hated having to call out of work. Luckily get plenty of sick time so get paid for that time. 

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