Hi, I’ve been sick for the past couple of days, but I’ve been quiet on the blog just cause. Serves my proud, stubborn, “I don’t like taking meds” self right for not getting my sore throat/bronchitis addressed the first time. I’ve probably got “walking bronchitis” now, residual from when I was ill a couple of weeks ago. (It’s also the culprit behind why Bill sleeps on the couch at night while I hack it up in bed.)
Antibiotics, naps, TV, non-work-related computering, and things that don’t require a high threshold for mental processes have been good.
The importance of working from home.
I’m still surprised when people ask me “What’s ‘WFH’?” – Cause isn’t that just the best acronym ever? Even better than “EOM” (corporate) or “SMH” (not so corporate). “WFH” means “working from home,” something I fully believe anybody at the beginning stages of a seemingly 24-hour bug should be cashing in on with every new wave of SARS and hamthrax.
The silver lining of working from home for two days because your post-sore throat hacking is so intense it causes your throat to bleed? That you can knock a few down on your I Wanted to See That list. See: notes on Art & Copy and The September Issue.
I think it’s highly irresponsible for employees to go to work in an office environment when they are sick. Maybe you think you’re earning yourself a gold star for powering through your illness, but you’re really just contaminating your entire team. I know staying home is easier said than done for a lot of folks, so I’ll just say I’m grateful for a job that I can execute wherever there’s Wi-Fi.
Particularly in the beginning stages of a cough or sniffles, stay home! That’s when you’re most contagious, and I’ve got the CDC to back me up.
If you can,