Originally Posted by Steve Kroll
If I went into work with the flu, I would be sent home. Coming to work (knowingly) contagious is against our company policy.
As it should be. People that take the flu or any other contagious illness to the workplace or any gathering of people is just plain silly, or they have a man complex that does not allow for illness to interfere with their life saving work that only they can perform.
Unfortunately i know plenty companies that would publicly tell you to stay home, while writing up your warning or pink slip while you are recovering.
Originally Posted by Kayelle
I'm so sorry there are so many sick with the flu! I hear that this years flu shot isn't as effective as they had hoped, but it would still help with the severity of symptoms.
Did you all have flu shots, and got it anyway?
Passing around bowls of chicken soup...
We both got the shot and i am not sure if we got a watered down version of the flu or not.
But both of us have not been the same since Thanksgiving. I have had cold like symptoms for weeks now with some stomach issues. So has my wife.
I always blame it on the grand kids as it seems every time they visit I get sick.
One last thing.
Many people say they have or have had the flu virus. Did your doctor send blood samples to the lab and then report it to the CDC?
If not, you may not have had the flu at all. The word "Flu" is used to much when it should be reserved for actual flu cases.
I know lots of folks with the flu. 99% of them are sick with colds or other viral infections. Not the flu. It seems anytime someone gets ill during flu season, its automatically flu when its not.
Someone mention antibiotics. Antibiotics do nothing for flu. They do nothing for viral infections. Over use a antibiotics is as bad as not having any to provide those who actually need them.
I have seen my doctor many times over the last several years for illness that could be cold, flu, or other aliment and he NEVER prescribes antibiotics. Unless he is 100% sure you have a bacterial infection, he knows better than to give you antibiotics.
Its a waste of money and resources including making antibiotics less effective for the people that actually need them.