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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2013, 13:31 eRe4s3r
|RaptoR| wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 13:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 09:50:
I would be for a severe fine to anyone going to work with a flu... (Also, anyone saying they can't tell a flu from a cold, bullshit!!) IF you can't tell feeling like death and feeling like a running nose apart you shouldn't even be qualified to live.

God damn, I hate humans. (And as I learned from reading stuff by psychologists, that's normal)

There is such a negative stigma associated with sick leave in the US that most people don't take it unless they're dying. No one wants to deal with that.

For me, that's been the culture at NetGain, Halliburton, and General Electric. Having worked in those places for a collective 12 years, that culture has carried over to my work at Wizards of the Coast. Even though this company isn't like that, I find myself writing this from my desk at while plagued with the flu.

Just to get something right, you have health insurance I assume? does it not take pay the wage you lost for a set amount of sick-days? Because this is quite literally why employers here usually don't have to go to work with a flu, though they'll have to see a doctor to get .. what you call it, proof?

If your sick days are not paid by your insurance.. then one wonders wtf you are having insurance for, honestly. Because health insurance shouldn't just cover medical stuff, obviously being ill has an economic effect that it has to cover as well, or you just end up being punished for being ill.
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