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    If I have a day off, I have to leave lessons for my classes, it's easier to just go! When I'm there, I can wing my lesson. If I leave lessons, I have to spell everything out because who knows what sort of teacher will replace me, they may have no idea about maths! Like the pp said, kids are germ balls, they most likely gave it to me lol

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    Would depend on severity. If a cold is bad, OTC meds won't touch it, and I'd have a day/teo off. If it's not too bad, I can still function and feel reasonable, and OTC meds reduce the symptoms (which helps reduce the spread) then I'd be at work, with exceptional cold etiquette and hand hygiene. My boss would have a fit if I took more than a day or so off for a cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustwerewolf View Post
    Yes I did....and then things turned even worse
    What happened?

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    Depends on the seriousness of the symptoms for me and how I feel.

    I have no issue taking time off if I'm
    sick - I've just gone back after 2 sick days for what was either gastro or food poisoning. Even though it was immediately after an RDO (Friday) and a public holiday (Monday) and I needed a certificate, there was no way I was going to work with those symptoms! Ew!

    A cold is different.

    At our work if someone appears visibly unwell we will sometimes ask them to go home.

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    I take time off if for the first 2-3 days of being sick. Not because I can't work but as you said so I don't spread it around.

    Sick leave is there for a reason. I wish more people would use it rather than come in and cough and sneeze all over everything.

    I'm rarely sick though so I currently have about 12 weeks sick leave up my sleeve.

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    I work with snotty nosed toddlers all day. So, no, I don't take time off for a cold.
    If I'm bedridden and actually unable to function - then yes I take a day or two off.

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    If I call in sick someone needs to be called in on their days off to cover me. So I try to come in unless I physically can't.

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    I don't think it's fair to go into work when sick so take time off when it happens. I hate it when someone comes in spreading their germs around.

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    If I feel quite unwell I will call in sick, if I'm able to do my job and I'm not feverish or coughing too much I'll go in. If someone is off work everyone else has to cover for them so I'm mindful of that.

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    Depends- when working in childcare, I would take one day off to get some proper rest, then muddle on (there is always a kid sick anyway so people will catch that).

    In retail, I would just work through it. It's a cold, not the flu. Yeah it's annoying when someone comes in sick, but sometimes there isn't another option.

    ETA: Not everyone has/gets sick leave
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