We’re still talking about workplace peeves. When in a cubicle environment, there can always be that one employee who prides themselves on never missing a day of work – even if that means spreading whatever ghastly illness they have throughout the office. Even the highest cubicle wall extender won’t save you from their germy presence!
You grit your teeth every time they get recognition for their 5, 10, 20 years or more of service with never calling in sick even once, remembering when they gave half the office the flu and how you in particular spent two weeks trying to hack up a lung – and four more weeks nursemaiding everyone in your family back to health.
Of course, it’s hard to skip work when you fear for your job or can’t afford to lose the paycheck. What do you think about your company’s calling in sick policy? Does it encourage people to come to work no matter what?