Please stay home when sick

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by balticbabe, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. balticbabe

    balticbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    King County, WA
    I know you've heard it before but stay home when you're sick.

    I just got off the phone with a friend who is in the hospitable. She started a new job last Monday where nearly everyone was coughing and by Thursday she was admitted to the hospitable on suspicion of swine flu. Now five days later she's still there and the test results came back today saying it is H1N1. She has asthma otherwise she wouldn't be so ill. None of her co-workers were hospitalized, just bedridden after first showing up to work to infect others.

    It's bad enough spending a week in an isolation room but since she just started a new job she doesn't have health insurance. I hate to think what her bill will be.

    So please don't infect your friends, co-workers or fowl.
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Or teachers... [​IMG]
  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Or Daisy Girl Scout leaders.

    Is it really that important to go to the Daisy meeting????
  4. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    This is exactly why I think employers should be required by law to provide sick pay. Yes, some people will abuse it, but over all, the employer benefits. How productive are sick employees? Yes, they are more productive than they are when absent, but not anywhere near as productive as when they are well and NOT spreading their bugs around the workplace.

    There is far too much shortsightedness from employers. Long-term pain for short-term gain.

    ETA: And more annoying, is people who get paid sickleave who won't use it because they are saving it for retirement so they can leave that much earlier.

    Don't risk my health so you can retire a day or two earlier.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I say that to some of those parents that sent their kids to school sick. They need to keep those kids home if they're sick. That's how it spreads in schools. [​IMG]
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I agree that you should stay home when your sick esp. school age children.

    Our High School angers me, because they have a new rule this year. They will not even excuse our childrens absences even with a Doctors note. So, if they miss too many days, they will fail the year.

    I am fixing to request a meeting with the school board, because I am sure that it is just the High School that has decided they would invoke their own rules. I think this is very wrong, because a sick child has to go to school so that they do not miss too many days. They could have Swine Flu and not know it until test are ran or until they are too sick to go to school, and then by that time they have infected several other kids.

    I'm sorry that your friend is sick and I do hope that she gets better soon.
  7. raroo

    raroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Most employers pull the suspicious and/or guilt trip when an employee calls in sick.
    Do you know HOW MANY times I've overheard bosses telling people, "I've been at this company so and so years and never once called in sick!"
    Or, "y'know, we really need you today, you're really letting us down"
    Or, "sigh... OK... do what ya gotta do I guess." with a disappointed, suspicious voice.
    Once employers stop making employees feel like they might get fired if they take a sick day, maybe more people would stop coming in to work sick. In fact, at every job I've ever had the bosses make it very clear that they don't want anybody calling in sick and that if you are sick, tough it out and come to work.
  8. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    That is the way it is here. NO note from dr. unexcused absence. That is just dumb.
    They did send a note a few days saying they are changing the policy and that to stay home if your sick.
  9. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just had a teacher's conference Friday, and my 9 year olds teacher was scared to death one or more of her four children would come down with it, as kids were coming to school full of motrin or Tylenol, and then when it wore off, FEVER. I sat with a young girl at church Sunday who just got over the H1N1 [​IMG] and was worried about bringing it home to my disabled husband. When I worked in the school cafeteria, I wouldn't only see kids come to school sick, but teachers too. It was such a hastle to have a sub, they dragged themselves in. Not me. If I am sick, I am staying home. I think when you do drag yourself out, you not only make it worse for people out there, you might do yourself a lot more harm also, by not staying in bed.

    My son is an LPN and he told me this morning when you use the germx or whatever it is you have, spread your hands out as far as they will go when you rub it on, as the cracks and crevices in our hands are hiders for the little germs. Makes sense when you think about it!! You also have to have good quality germx too. I think it has to be 60% + for it to be effective.
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    As someone with a compromised immune system, I wholeheartedly agree with you. I can't tell you the number of times when my grandson has gone to school and brought me home something that he picked up there.

    Parents, because they don't have day care, send their kids to school sick. My grandson brings it home to me. He may not even get very ill. But me?? Because my immune system is a mess from asthma and diabetes, I get things so badly that it literally takes weeks, sometimes months for me to get over things like the flu.

    Please, please, please! If you're sick or your child's sick, stay home/keep them home! The illness that may make YOU uncomfortable, may kill ME!


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