Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Swine Flu Rant
Okay...this whole post isn't about the Swine Flu......so calm down people. It's about co-workers who come to work sick. WHY? Why do you do that? Especially right now when this whole Swine Flu thing is happening and the President himself said that if you're ill.....STAY HOME!! One wouldn't think that people should have to be told that.......but they do. Yes, my co-worker came in today sick as a dog. She works in a different office on Mondays, and left that office yesterday
after she spread her germs to all those people at noontime when she didn't feel good. She actually went to the doctor for a blood test to test for Swine Flu. The doctor thought she probably has a Viral infection. Which I do believe is highly contagious!! She came in today even though she did not have the results of those tests. And our office is a trailer......so you can imagine how closely we are in proximity with each other.
Now I am not a germaphobe by any stretch of the imagination. You cannot be a child care worker for 25 years and be afraid of germs. But I do try to keep myself safe from people or places that evoke great waves of illness.
I guess what makes me the most angry is that she came in because she's selfish. She's used all her sick days already - most of them not for illness - and she didn't want to take a day off without pay. But by coming in she may have spread her illness - which would force me to use up all the sick days I've been carefully hording. I would desperately like to use my days in June for my vacation and and get paid for them.
We disinfected her office after she left......opened the windows.....and I've been bathing in hand sanitizer. Oh I so hope it helps!