Originally Posted by Sweets
I can empathize with that poor guy! I caught my nephew's cold, which turned to sinusitis and bronchitis. I am not contagious, but I maintain precautions anyway. I have a bottle of antibacterial gel at my desk and I use it often. I also spray the area around my cubie with an antibacterial/antiviral spray. Still, some of the people I work with have actually THROWN my work into my cube so they don't have to catch my germs.
OK, now that's just rude to throw your work at you because you are sniffling and coughing.
It's not like you're a leper or something!
Yup, officially toilets are called water closets. That's how the engineers denote them too. And here's a little tidbit...if a sink is by a toilet (in the same room) it is called a lavatory. Any other room and it's a sink.
About working with colds and illnesses...I think part of the blame is on a) people who call in sick and don't really need to, and b) employers with such tough sick criteria that if you don't work while you're sick you get fired. Happened to a friend of mine, who was pretty sickly. She had doctors notes for every absence, and they still fired her for missing too much work.