(from an anonymous submitter in Maryland.)
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The misspelled achey and lousey (unless they really do have lice!) combined with the exclamation points makes this even better.
Jun 2, 2007 at 9:49 am rating: 6
The second I feel sick I don’t go to work, not to pervent other people from getting sick but because I hate work so much.
Jun 2, 2007 at 11:43 am rating: 32
I agree–people with lice absolutely have no business coming into work.
Jun 2, 2007 at 1:52 pm rating: 18
Ah, good eye, friend!
Jul 14, 2008 at 12:53 pm rating: 0
argh, nothing pisses me off more…well, that isn’t true, but it is irritating. work ethic, fuck that, if you’re sick, stay home!!
Jun 2, 2007 at 9:06 pm rating: 2
That was funny.
Jun 2, 2007 at 9:14 pm rating: 0
Me too, colds wouldn’t spread so easily if people would stay at home more often.
Jun 2, 2007 at 10:29 pm rating: 4
If I would get paid to stay home, I would. Until that happens I’m coming in unless I’m dying.
Jun 30, 2008 at 1:55 pm rating: 19
I hear you!
I’m a casual, but only because I choose to stay that way and there’s more freedom. Those people on salaries who get sick days and paid holidays can be real DRIPS!!!!
Jul 30, 2008 at 3:31 am rating: 0
Please send one to my kid’s school! Also add that parents who work DO stay home to nurse their children back to health, thus losing money. What I get pissed about are these skanks who send their children to school, sick, and not care for them, when their loser ass is sitting home all day, and can AFFORD to keep their children home. It simply inconveniences them.
Jun 3, 2007 at 11:08 pm rating: 5
Heather thats a little offensive. I stay at home and care for my children I don’t consider myself a loser, and I don’t have a choice in the matter – I cannot afford childcare. Â£600 per month times 2
Jun 4, 2007 at 10:43 am rating: 10
Ha. I would certainly hope that someone would stay home if they were feeling “lousey.”
Jun 4, 2007 at 2:33 pm rating: 0
This notice is fantastic! I’d like to add a note for smokers who complain about having a “flu I just can’t shake off” – stop smoking! Duh.
Jun 5, 2007 at 7:56 am rating: 5
my sadistic dungeon-master won't let me call in sick
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Jun 8, 2007 at 7:35 am rating: 0
I am not in the if-sick-stay-home camp. What about those without many days off? I’m going to give up my trip to the Grand Canyon just to keep you sanitary? I would say those healthy people should wash their hands, avoid rubbing their eyes, and take their vitamins.
I love the curse of going to work sick, people seem to flee like they were going to be struck dead with bubonic plague. I get a lot more work done.
Jul 9, 2007 at 12:07 pm rating: 3
You’re kidding right?
Kids go to school and daycare and get sick on average 2 times a month! When they are healthy, their primary caregiver now has it.
If I took off work twice a month to nurse each and every sniffle and then extended to cover my sniffles- I would be fired!
If a co-worker doesn’t want to get sick, they can stay away from my desk.
May 20, 2008 at 10:41 am rating: 8
suck on this!
[...] related: stay home!!! [...]
Feb 9, 2009 at 2:24 pm rating: 0
If you get sick its a sign your weak and should be eliminated from the heard.
Mar 20, 2009 at 11:01 am rating: 1
I’m with Rene. I’m a long-term temp and I do NOT get any sick time. If I take a day off, I certainly don’t want to waste it on a stupid cold – I’ll save it for when I’m drunk.
Mar 30, 2009 at 7:53 pm rating: 7
If people dislike unhealthy work mates, then don’t work in an office!
I gave it up years ago.
Jul 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm rating: 0
People who care about other people being sick need to pressure their boss for sick days and health insurance.
I don’t care if I get swine flu. I’ll still drag myself to work because I need the paycheck. Sorry, but paying rent is more important. I’d love to stay home, believe me.
Sep 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm rating: 6
I just found this entry and thought I’d point this out… I’m a teacher, and believe me, I would have to be on FIRE before I took a sick day. It is a lot easier to go to school sick then write a sub plan. I would love to stay home and rest and get better, but it just doesn’t work that way in education.
Jan 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm rating: 5
I can’t believe how many self-centered people have left comments about this. I suppose it never occurred anyone that YOUR illness and YOUR paycheck is not the only concern. Did you ever stop to think that maybe your coworker (or classmate) may be caring for an infant, elderly family member, or someone else with an otherwise compromised immune system (maybe due to cancer, chemotherapy, etc.)? You come to work/school sick, spread your germs around, and that person gets to carry those germs home, where they’ll do possibly catastrophic damage. Jeez, try thinking about someone other than your selfish prick selves for a change.
Jan 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm rating: 7
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Mar 24, 2010 at 7:24 am rating: 0
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