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Colleague has come in with a cough

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adultingisntworkingforme · 17/03/2020 09:37

One of my colleagues has come in with a nasty cough that started yesterday, has been talking non stop about how her husband is ill and has been for days. She's also just said she had a temperature. She's coughing into her hands and not using hand sanitizer after.... I mean... REALLY? Am I unreasonable to think what the hell is she playing at? I'm not one to panic but I'd really rather she stayed at home Confused

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Toastiemaker · 17/03/2020 11:26

The ethos of coming to work even when you feel like death warmed up (never mind "just" a cough) is what will cause lots of problems. People should stay home. In my previous work place we all came down with flu because one of our colleagues didn't stay home when she felt unwell because she didn't want to "Let the team down"... Confused


LittlePaintBox · 17/03/2020 11:36

What on earth was she thinking? I think you should all go home until the areas she's used have been properly cleaned, tbh.

I get that it's difficult to go against all the programming we've had to 'soldier on' unless we are actually too ill to stand up, but it seems the message really isn't getting through to people that we need to think about protecting others from our germs, not just about how we feel ourselves.

We need some of the old-style public information films and campaigns to get the message home. Anyone else remember 'Coughs and sneezes spread diseases, Catch your germs in a handkerchief'?

The info couldn't be much clearer, though, that anyone with a cough should stay at home.


Serendipity79 · 17/03/2020 11:45

At our school today a parent who's child was sent home yesterday with a cough tried bringing them back in this morning as they didn't feel they had a temp. School thankfully has sent them back home again due to the potential risk to other people. It is hard to think about staying home for a few weeks, but at what cost do we venture out amongst people if we're poorly with even a mild dose of CV!


Figgygal · 17/03/2020 12:08

She’s a dick


Nogoodnickname · 17/03/2020 12:39

What an absolutely selfish woman. It makes me really angry seeing posts about people who are doing this. I’m a sahp,and I’m so grateful for that right now as I have chronic kidney disease. I’ve been socially distancing myself the last couple of weeks,and I’m now isolating myself completely,except for taking DS for walks by our home which is very quiet. It’s people like her who put people like me at risk of being hospitalised and dying because of their selfish actions Angry


Snowflakes1122 · 17/03/2020 12:41

Bloody hell. It’s selfish morons like this that will spread it around. Angry

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