Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sniffles Up the Ying Yang

I have a major vent. How many times have you come in contact with someone who is so filled with cold and yet they still parade around in public with their germ-infested self? Doesn't it make you want to scream at them?

When my kids were young and they were sick, I kept them home. Then, they implemented some kind of stupid rule where if kids missed a certain amount of days, they'd be suspended and I'm talking they only gave them maybe 4 or 5 days a semester to miss! I mean, one common cold could take them out for 3 days so that means they can't miss more than 2 more days the rest of the semester???

The workplace is no different. You miss a day and you have to have a doctor's note before you can come back, so what is the worker going to do? It's just a common cold; why see a doctor? So, not only do they miss a day of work, they have to pay a doctor bill, too?

I am ranting today because I am sitting here, trying to get work done and trying to fill better to go to Wally World to get a dang Christmas tree, and feeling like shit! I'm all stopped up, I can barely keep my eyes open, I can't breathe (oh, I mentioned that) and I'm feeling as if I've been thrown through the wringer and left outside to dry.

Okay, I'm being a baby, but I just can't function like this and it's all because a co-worker went to work sicker than a dog and spreading his germs all around. And of course, I was prime bait.

As soon as I saw him come in, I told the boss to let him go home but because he was short of help, he didn't let him go home although the guy could barely function! What freaking kind of world is this?

Well, I'll tell you this one thing. When I force myself to go into work tomorrow night, they all better watch out because I'm going to tell them all straight up that if ANYONE comes to work sick like that, I'M going home.

Okay, I feel a little better now that I got that off my chest, but don't you agree?


  1. I'm 100% in agreement with you on this one! ;)

  2. Thanks, Martie. I have my speech all prepared when I go in there. And I'm sticking to my guns!

  3. Yup, but it really applies to more than just the work place. The news a couple of days ago had a segment about a new cold going around that has actually caused 8 or so deaths although I think they mentioned that most of those who died had other medical problems, too. But they caught their colds someplace and probably from someone.


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