Post # 1
My boss drives me crazy!! She is in work sick today AGAIN… this is at least once per week. Last week she came to work with an IV stuck in her arm! She sat there in meetings changing the needle not caring about how uncomfortable it was making people. She won’t go home because she considers herself too much of a “hard worker” to take sick time.
My company does have sick time that you can take but they also have a quarterly gift card program where if you don’t take sick time in the quarter you get a $25 gift certificate and get entered into a draw for a $100 one. People take pride on not taking any time off.
And, why is she sick all the time?! Oh yeah, because I think she’s a super hypochondriac who is obsessed with getting attention.
Ugh. Sorry. I just had to vent, stuff like this drives me insane!
Post # 3
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 # 4
@luvbug080688: I have no idea what the actual thing was… I’m terrified of needles so I kept away from her. We had 4 complaints in our “suggestion box” saying that her changing her needle during meetings was disturbing so I think everyone just assumed that’s what it was.
Exactly! It’s not fair to everyone else.
Post # 5
@orchidaloha: i am curious now…lol…oh well!
Post # 6
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
@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
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
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
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
@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
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.