This is going to be a touch on the ranting side. I want to know why people go to work sick? I can understand they need the money. I can even understand maybe they’ve used their sick time staying home with their kids when they were sick but man, stay home!
Last week my cleaning lady came here sick. She was at the worst part and germ spreading time of a cold. She was coughing, sneezing, coughing, sneezing AND she could hardly breathe. She was SO stuffed up I could hardly even understand her.
I really like her. A lot. If it wasn’t for her, my house would be a disaster but last week she didn’t do her job worth a crap. I didn’t get mad because SHE WAS SICK but I know a lot of people who would have been mad. I had to redo all my mirrors and she didn’t do half of my entry way the way she usually does. I won’t say anything because it’s not that big of a deal to me. It’s not going to break me by any means and she’d drop anything for me if I called her but man……….Normally I keep her company and clean right along with her but I stayed far away from her.
I asked Paul what he would do if someone called in sick. I asked if he’d be mad and his answer is the same people call in sick all the time and usually the ones who really are sick, don’t call in because they never miss work. So no, if you don’t normally call in for every ingrown toenail, your boss knows what kind of worker you are and won’t be mad if you call in because it’s not in your character to do that often.
So then is it a “pride” thing? You can say “I never miss work.” “I go in sick.” “I’m so tough.” What you’re really doing is spreading the germs and keeping these bugs alive and before you know it, everyone is sick.
I’m not saying you should stay home if you sneeze but we all know how colds and flu’s work and we know when we’re contagious and when we’re not. Last week I ran into a pretty good friend and after standing and talking to her for 10 minutes or so she said to me “I feel so awful. I think I have the flu. I have a fever.” SERIOUSLY??????
Where do you stand? Do you go to work sick? I never went to work sick but really, how often do people get sick? A few times a year? So how’s it bad to stay home and #1, rest so you get better faster and #2, don’t spread all that crap around.