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There is nothing worse than someone who thinks their work is so important that it justifies coming into work sick as all heck. I'm pregnant and no one at work knows yet, so of course I'm scared to death of catching anything these people have. People are so inconsiderate, it really makes me mad. People here are salaried, there is no reason for them to be here when they are sick.

Two days ago I was working with a guy who had a sore throat so bad he could barely talk. He was sucking on sore throat things the whole time. I tried to stay at least 5 feet away from him, I could barely see the computer screen. Of course I didn't hear a word he said because I was too busy trying not to breathe around him. The whole time he's waiting for the computer to process, he's doing this "pppbttt ppbtt pppbttt" thing that people do with their lips sometimes when they are bored, breathing through his mouth, etc. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

Right now, there is a guy 4 cubicles down from me who is coughing so hard I'm surprised he hasn't thrown up. He's been doing this for two days now. I am about 30 seconds away from going to his office and telling him to go home. Of course he's my superior but part of me doesn't care!!!!!!

Just had to get that off my... and AWAY FROM MY.... chest!!!!!!!!
 

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I think I see it from their point of view: If they don't come in, nothing will get done. Or nothing will be done right by others. Maybe they are workaholics. Or maybe they want to save up all their sick time so they can call in sick in the spring or summer when the weather is nice. Or maybe they think they have to feel like they're on their deathbed in order to call in sick.

In any case, I agree with you.
 

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I don't care if they want to save their sicktime (actually, our sick time expires Dec 31st and does not roll over, so that can't be it.) Its definitely jesus syndrome - "i'll martyr myself and come into work sick, and save the world." They need to GET OVER themselves and GO HOME. :-(
 

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I don't care if they want to save their sicktime (actually, our sick time expires Dec 31st and does not roll over, so that can't be it.) Its definitely jesus syndrome - "i'll martyr myself and come into work sick, and save the world." They need to GET OVER themselves and GO HOME. :-(
 

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Sometimes when I've had a cold, I've already taken one or two days off and I still feel bad, so the 3rd day I have to go into work whether I feel better or not. It's not always possible to stay away from work until you're completely recovered. It's be nice if it was.
 

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Once you start telling people you're pregnant, don't be afraid to remind them when they feel the need to share their germs.

I don't agree that they should stay at home if it's something like a cold, but people should be polite enough to be more careful about not passing it on, I always try to be aware of how I could be contaminating things and people when I'm ill because it always annoys the hell out of me when someone coughs and sneezes all over me and my week is then ruined by a nasty cold.
 

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The whole time he's waiting for the computer to process, he's doing this "pppbttt ppbtt pppbttt" thing that people do with their lips sometimes when they are bored, breathing through his mouth, etc. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I would reccommend keeping hand sanitizer in your purse.
I practically bathe in the stuff, I use it all day long. ;-) In the car, in the purse, on the desk - I think a big can of lysol to spray at people before they walk into my cube is also in order.....
 
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