So I have been giving a few guys @gangplank a hard time for coming into the office wheezing, hacking, coughing and otherwise spreading their sickness around.

Getting sick sucks.. but it happens. But it doesnt need to happen to everyone you work with.

A couple years ago one of my employees came into work looking like walking death, I had a meeting that morning so he was there a few hours before I came in. When I got there and saw him, I told him to go home. And not in a nice way. I did not want to get sick, and I did not want to lose more productivity by the rest of the team catching his funk. Of course though.. i did get his death, and so did 2 others.. so the company as a whole lost a few days of billings/output. That is real $$$ gone.

To his credit, He was commited to his job and felt compelled to come in. Thank you, but no thank you.

Think about all the common surfaces someone comes in contact with at business office:

  • the restroom
  • the break room
  • the water cooler dispenser handle
  • the fridge door handle
  • keyboards, and desks
  • printers, faxes, and copiers
  • door handles
  • air

So you are sharing all these surfaces with the sick guy that means wells, but is leaving little bacteria/virus cultures on all these common places throughout the office. I am no bio-scientist but I know these microbes can live on these surfaces for a few hours to a few days.

So be kind to your fellow workers, employers, etc. Stay home when you are ill. If you sickness takes the boss and 2/3 of your team out for 5 days.. you cost the company.. and the ECONOMY for heavens sake a multiple of your wages/productivity.

UPDATE:

sure as shit i got a cold.. muther f$ckers

5 thoughts on “Be kind: stay home when sick”

  1. haha #suckit D. My immune system is not as strong as yours.. as your system is bolstered by fighting off the funk in the single pair of cargo shorts you wear 5 days a week. I bet you could eat spoiled meat and laugh it off. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. buy a bulk supply of hand sanitizer for gangplank. most germs are spread that way, so hand sani helps more than youd think.

    even if people arent sick…its a good idea to have some on hand. ive seen some of the regulars at #hacknight. scary! ๐Ÿ™‚

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