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Post Reply Going to work with a cold
Posted 1/11/17
By the time my symptoms arise, I've already been contagious for several days, at least. Little point in shutting the barn door after the horses have already fled. Plus, I consider colds a mild illness; something that usually isn't worth a whole lot of fuss.
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Posted 1/11/17
A cold isn't that bad. I went to school with a fever lol
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Posted 1/11/17
I only get so many paid days off. Why use it when I can't enjoy the time off? Nah, I'll get paid to screw around
Posted 1/11/17
If I can't get up from a cold, I won't go.
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Because I like coughing all over everything you own, lick my fingers and touch everything you use on a daily basis.

Sharing is caring
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Posted 1/11/17
Depends on how sick I am. If it's just something like a sore throat or a cough every half hour. I go. If I'm fully on sneezing over everything or could be mistaken as having narcolepsy, I skip work.

My thought is that I know that the 'tards at work gave me the sickness, largely because many of them come from countries like Taiwan where you can roll into your local pharmacy, ask for an antibiotic, and they give it to you, no questions asked. As an aside, I never see why the medical industry is so quick to blame patients for viral immunity epidemic when it's really the fault of countries like Taiwan where you can get anything you want without a doctor's prescription.

So, yes, I go to work when sick because they do too.
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Posted 1/11/17
A cold and the flu are two different illnesses. A cold could just mean a little sniffle and a slight sore throat/sinuses the effects are stuck in the head area. I use to get the two mixed up and thought some people would whine too much when they had the flu. It turned out that I'd only had the odd cold so far. Flu on the other hand will have your whole body aching, runny nose, fever, sore throat, sinuses, ears etc. It could be mild enough where you can be active or it could be bad enough that you have trouble getting out of bed. I couldn't even recall having flu as a child. I went many years until I got it. That was a shock.

I'll go to work with a cold but take care not to sneeze on people and keep my hands washed after using tissues. I may not like having pay cut but I'm not going to work with the flu to perform badly and pass the flu around. At work if you're sick they'll mostly expect 48 to recover enough to get back to work. Sick pay doesn't come into force unless you're sick for more than 3 days.
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Posted 1/11/17 , edited 1/11/17
i sneeze like a couple hundred times per day anyways

people must rly like talking about me from wherever they are
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Posted 1/11/17
The only time I don't show up at work is when I have a stomach bug.
Anything else? I can't afford not to show up. End of story.
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Posted 1/11/17

Dark_Alma wrote:

Because I am not going to miss work over something as small as the flu.


ok going to work with a cold is one thing but the flu... uh no. im staying home plus i would get fired for exposing my students to something that can seriously harm a young child

my general rule is that if i am not throwing up and i don't have a fever, i can work.

... though i did that one time following those rules and ended up having a bad case of pneumonia due to "its just a cold i can still work"
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Posted 1/11/17

Sogno- wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:

Because I am not going to miss work over something as small as the flu.


ok going to work with a cold is one thing but the flu... uh no. im staying home plus i would get fired for exposing my students to something that can seriously harm a young child

my general rule is that if i am not throwing up and i don't have a fever, i can work.

... though i did that one time following those rules and ended up having a bad case of pneumonia due to "its just a cold i can still work"


The only time I ever got treated for a fever/flu is when I was 4 and had a 105 degree fever.

I was misdiagnosed that I didn't have strep throat... and got through it alone... I just slept through a 103 degree fever in middle school and ended up working as a lifeguard with a broken toe after I was told to suck it up. I generally take the "suck it up" approach now. I do sit alone though and don't French anyone when I am sick haha.

I have never gotten anyone sick, mainly because I never get sick. My sister on the other hand loves to share.

Side note: You are a teacher? My mother has always been one and my father did that after retiring from the army as a Colonel. What grade/subject do you teach?

Side note 2: My parents also follow your protocol, but add... something else to it.
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Posted 1/12/17

Dark_Alma wrote:


Sogno- wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:

Because I am not going to miss work over something as small as the flu.


ok going to work with a cold is one thing but the flu... uh no. im staying home plus i would get fired for exposing my students to something that can seriously harm a young child

my general rule is that if i am not throwing up and i don't have a fever, i can work.

... though i did that one time following those rules and ended up having a bad case of pneumonia due to "its just a cold i can still work"


The only time I ever got treated for a fever/flu is when I was 4 and had a 105 degree fever.

I was misdiagnosed that I didn't have strep throat... and got through it alone... I just slept through a 103 degree fever in middle school and ended up working as a lifeguard with a broken toe after I was told to suck it up. I generally take the "suck it up" approach now. I do sit alone though and don't French anyone when I am sick haha.

I have never gotten anyone sick, mainly because I never get sick. My sister on the other hand loves to share.

Side note: You are a teacher? My mother has always been one and my father did that after retiring from the army as a Colonel. What grade/subject do you teach?

Side note 2: My parents also follow your protocol, but add... something else to it.


i got told to "suck it up" too lol. such nice people in my family haha

ya im a preschool teacher. Montessori method if u want specifics. lol what do u mean they add something else to it. did they stay up all night doing the deed or something lolol *3*
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Posted 1/12/17
Might be best to stay home since you might infect your colleagues if you come to work with a cold. It's a win-win situation for me if that's the case.
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Posted 1/12/17
My work requires us to keep 5 PTO (Paid Time Off) days for sick days. I always use mine if I feel bad. I wouldn't want to spread anything to my co-workers either (as I would hope they would think the same). Having 5 PTO days for sick days is nice when you really need it so you don't have to come in and spread the love, or work from home when you feel like crap.
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Posted 1/12/17

Sogno- wrote:

i got told to "suck it up" too lol. such nice people in my family haha

ya im a preschool teacher. Montessori method if u want specifics. lol what do u mean they add something else to it. did they stay up all night doing the deed or something lolol *3*


Well, vomiting, fever or diarrhea. I just don't like mentioning it to the rest.

My parents teach 3rd and 5th grade math themselves. My mother did both prek and kindergarten. DAMN THOSE KIDS HAVE TOO MUCH ENERGY!
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