Thursday, October 22, 2009

oink oink, cough cough

no i don't have h1n1 flu... yet! but everyone around me does. how's a pregnant lady suppose to stay swine-free when everywhere i turn someone has a fever or is coughing? so i've decide to self impose a quaratine and work from home.

drastic measure for drastic times, but my coworkers seem to need a lesson in illness etiquette.
  • if 2 out of your 2 children have confirmed h1n1, do not come into work the next few days... we will not miss you.
  • if 5 out of your 5 children have some sort of flu and they go to public school, assume they have h1n1 AND assume you will get it as well and work from home... we will not miss you.
  • if both you and your spouse are very sick and said spouse is a in physician assistant's school, assume you have h1n1 and take sick time, ALU pays 90% of salary on sick days... stay out a week.
The moral of the story is stay home if anyone in your household is sick because it is most likely swine flu and it takes 2 days for you to show symptoms. So you could have it and not know.

Stories like this in the New York Times make me want to avoid it like the plague.

So wash your hands, cover your mouth and stay home... you won't be missed.


Allison Smith said...

AMEN!!!!! (Although, is it bad that I kinda wish I got h1n1 so that I could have an excuse to work in my pj's for a week?)

Karl, Meg & J.W. said...

so can we see pics of the new house you're working from? :) miss you tons!!!