The Sick Poll

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The Sick Poll

bayosgirl bayosgirl
A co-worker brought the cold virus to work, and now my husband and I and my mom are all sick (family business.) I've also heard that a flu is going around town. Which brings me to the question, how many of you are sick RIGHT NOW?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, and it's Upper Respiratory
bayosgirl , Ghost , js250 , sweetcuppincakes , All His , married with children , MrWishyWashy , HugsAndBites
8  (13%)
Yes, and it's Gastro-intestinal
Airen Wolf , SparklyGlitter
2  (3%)
Yes, and it's a combination/Other
No, but I was sick within the last month
voenne , P'Gell , SomewhatSomewhere , SexyRayne , Diabolical Kitty , PolyLove , EdenJP , curious kitten , CanadianChick , winterseve , Zombirella , LusciousLollypop , wildorchid , DeliciousSurprise , K101 , Swish , LoveTies , kawigrl , jmex83
19  (31%)
I haven't been sick in a month or more
Kitka , Rossie , Azule , Nora , Beck , Lucky21 , Lover of Leather , Ms. N , Penguin , BobbiJay , plaidvulva , Ryuson , Rin (aka Nire) , MissCandyland , Curiouscat , Taylor , GONE! , BlooJay , Michele , Brandonn , Allstars316 , padmeamidala , mlmac , mpfm , JackRaiden , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Shellz31 , LAndJ , cheesewizz , Lummox , Sunshineamine , CindyH
32  (52%)
Total votes: 61
Poll is closed
03/01/2012
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voenne voenne
I've had a cold, stomach flu, and sinus infection, all since this year started. I'm glad I'm not sick right now, just mild allergies and sinus congestion. So many of my friends are sick, though.

Hope you all feel better soon!
03/01/2012
Kitka Kitka
Thank my lucky stars I haven't been sick in over a month or two, but my little guy and hubby have been with a mild cold.
03/01/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I really wish sick people would stay home! I have a few friends who pride themselves on "never missing a day or work or school" even when quite ill. Of course, they weren't thinking of all the people they infected who then DID have to miss work or school because of their illness.

I honestly feel, that unless your job is of World saving importance (and most people's aren't) going in to work while ill is selfish.

Where I work we are simply not allowed to work while sick, nor are we allowed to work with patients who are in the contagious stage of an illness. (I work with post partum mothers and babies and we work with a lot of preterm babies who simply can't be exposed to even routine viruses and bacteria. We aren't allowed to work with sick people or work while ill ourselves out of respect for our littlest and most vulnerable patients.)

If business didn't put so much emphasis on everyone being at their desks every day all day long, we'd have a healthier society.
03/01/2012
Rossie Rossie
Touch wood, my family hasn't been sick for a long time, the flu shots work.
03/01/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I have a friend who thinks her place of business will fall apart if she isn't there every day, and goes in even when ill. One day we were driving past a graveyard, and I pointed and said, "See all those dead people? Many of them thought they were needed at all times. Now they're dead and the World went on turning. I guarantee if you miss a day of work the next time you are sick your place of business will still be there when you get back and it will be in one piece." I doubt it made an impression.

I don't think she realizes that the illness she spreads while ill and working is more detrimental to her workplace than her taking a few days off.
03/01/2012
Azule Azule
I hate being sooo much. I try to load up on vitamins every day and wash basically everything on me repeatedly. Probably OCD but I hate being all gross and sniffly.
03/01/2012
SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
Had laryngitis for about a week, went to the doctor, and tonsils are officially as they should be! They were so red and swollen. Yuck! But I know a lot of people who have bronchitis or the flu. It's going around everywhere, I'm afraid.
03/01/2012
SexyRayne SexyRayne
My whole family had an upper respiratory infection and we were all coughing and sick.
03/01/2012
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I really wish sick people would stay home! I have a few friends who pride themselves on "never missing a day or work or school" even when quite ill. Of course, they weren't thinking of all the people they infected who then DID have to ...
Not everyone has the luxury of sick days and a lot of people will lose their jobs if they call out sick. Fact. I agree that it sucks to bring illness to the workplace, but capitalism isn't really conducive to being considerate of the health of yourself and others.
03/01/2012
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
The flu hit 10 of us in my family in one weekend.
03/01/2012
js250 js250
I am fighting off a nasty cold virus. It is winning.
03/01/2012
Beck Beck
My kids are sick and my hubby was sick, but I have not been yet.
03/01/2012
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
Not everyone has the luxury of sick days and a lot of people will lose their jobs if they call out sick. Fact. I agree that it sucks to bring illness to the workplace, but capitalism isn't really conducive to being considerate of the health of ...
This is so true. My hubby has only been at his new job since September and has only earned 1 personal day in that time. That one day he really needs to save, because his mother is really sick and he might need that day, so for him calling off all week was not an option even though he is sick enough to stay home.
03/01/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
Nope, been pretty healthy here.
03/01/2012
Roz W Roz W
I got gross-sick twice this winter. It better be over with.
03/01/2012
Lover of Leather Lover of Leather
Just a little FYI: You don't get sick because of a "bug", you get sick because your immune system is depressed and not quite working properly, allowing the "bug" to take hold and make you feel like crap. If "bugs" were the main cause, then why doesn't everyone at a job get sick when one person brings it to work, instead of just the unlucky few? Just something to think about........
03/01/2012
EdenJP EdenJP
was sick within last month
03/01/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
I've had a few weeks here and there where I had a cough or the sniffles, but I have not been sick in a few months.
03/01/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
actually it was right at Christmas time, I came down with Bronchitus on Christmas day; caused me to miss 2 family get-togethers.
03/01/2012
winterseve winterseve
Not actually sick but suffering from allergy issues that are just as bad. That plus morning sickness. Bleh. Feel better all!
03/02/2012
sweetcuppincakes sweetcuppincakes
My allergies have been awful for the last week or so, but in addition to that I've noticed a bug going around work. Mostly coughing/respiratory.
03/02/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I haven't recently been sick... Yet.
03/03/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
A co-worker brought the cold virus to work, and now my husband and I and my mom are all sick (family business.) I've also heard that a flu is going around town. Which brings me to the question, how many of you are sick RIGHT NOW?
Just finished my meds for a sinus infection. I think I still have some bronchitis left in as I get wheezy or short of breath if I cough. Nose won't stop running though, been sleepin with a tissue crammed up one nostril the last few nights.
03/03/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I really wish sick people would stay home! I have a few friends who pride themselves on "never missing a day or work or school" even when quite ill. Of course, they weren't thinking of all the people they infected who then DID have to ...
It's true that it would be best if everyone could just stay home when they're sick - but tell that to the companies. It's easy to lose your job if you're sick too often. One of my coworkers had tonsillitis and frequently called out because she got sick a lot. She has a strong work ethic and does a fantastic job, often picking up slack when others call out and really working more than she should, and they were still giving her hell for being out more than normal.

Then there's the other side of the problem, with people calling in "sick" because they stayed up too late or didn't bother to ask for the day off ahead of time to go to a party or whatever. It inevitably makes the higher-ups more suspicious of everyone, so they feel the need to crack down.

As for me, I have chronic nausea (currently working with my doctor on it) so it's hard to tell when I'm genuinely sick. My general rule is that if I can get out of the house, I go to work. That way, when I'm really too ill to go, no one gives me hell. I wish I didn't have to do it like that, but I don't want to get fired.
03/03/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Not sick at the moment.
03/03/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I havent been sick in a long long time. Okay maybe like two months or so. Haven't been sick much though in the past year.
03/03/2012
wildorchid wildorchid
Sick with colds and a 4 month UTI from stress. Sooo not fun!
03/03/2012
Taylor Taylor
I am lucky, I only get sick very rarely. I think I caught a cold about a year ago, but I usually only catch a cold maybe every other year or so. I've only had the flu once ever. I don't get things like headaches or allergies realy.

I am a big baby when I do get sick though. I think I did call in sick for my cold actually lol

I so rarely have to use sick days that I will occasionally take a 'mental health day' but probably only do that maybe once or twice a year.
03/03/2012
GONE! GONE!
I think I'm starting to come down with a cold.
03/03/2012
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