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37. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2013, 15:07 jdreyer
|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.

If you work for a tech company, couldn't you work from home if you're feeling bad? Telecommute? That's what I have my guys do when they are sick, but don't want to take a sick day. Not that I am opposed to sick time, it's the first thing out of my mouth to tell them to take a day off if they're feeling ill.
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