In these days of pandemics, this rant from 2005 does seem to still ring true. If you or your kids are sick, please stay home, I don’t need the latest disease, thanks.
At times we do things to keep money flowing, or to not lose our vacation that maybe we need to think about before we do them.
Case in point, one of my kids brought home a new “cold strain” and I finally succumbed to this and was off my feet for a couple of days. My kids picked it up from another kid, who I am sure spread the disease to other kids, etc., .
So what is this RANT really about? If you send your kids to school SICK so that you don’t have to take a day vacation OR you come into work so you don’t have to take a SICK day (and I realize companies are now implementing the evil policy of sick/vacation days being linked), you WILL (there is no maybe) infect 4 other people (at least) (your kids will most likely infect 4 kids).
By this one act you are spreading illness (and with this bird flu thing, it could be really serious), and you are hurting other folks abilities to do their job. Sounds selfish to me, you will hurt other folks ability to earn a pay cheque!
If you don’t think that is very important financially, think of this. I got this cold, if I had visited my Dad who is in hospital and not well, I could have KILLed him with this.
Think about it folks, I am not saying, go live in a plastic bubble, or carry around disinfecting soap, but if you are sick, stay home! The financial and social aspects of this are important to all of us.
Getting other folks sick is not a debt reduction scheme.