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Offline aero

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Working While Sick
« on: November 20, 2017, 11:12:35 AM »
So I work at a hagwon with elementary and middle school students but I was recently diagnosed with the stomach flu (which may or may not be contagious). I'm healthy enough to work but I don't want to spread the infection to any of my students or coworkers. Any suggestions on how to keep yourself and others safe from sickness while at work?

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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 11:26:12 AM »
So I work at a hagwon with elementary and middle school students but I was recently diagnosed with the stomach flu (which may or may not be contagious). I'm healthy enough to work but I don't want to spread the infection to any of my students or coworkers. Any suggestions on how to keep yourself and others safe from sickness while at work?
If you think they'd get sick through airborne germs, get a good mask from the pharmacy.
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.

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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
take a couple of days off work until you feel better. ah, wait, this is korea

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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 12:52:40 PM »
take a couple of days off work until you feel better. ah, wait, this is korea

If only it were that easy. I already used up one of my two sick days because of a kidney infection so I'm not happy right now.

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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 12:08:54 AM »
Yes, a mask would help and you wouldn't look weird. You'd fit in.
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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 07:12:52 AM »
 The key to getting time off in Korea. Crutches, employers don't like it when the monkey tries to accend the stairs on crutches.

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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 07:15:06 AM »
So I work at a hagwon with elementary and middle school students but I was recently diagnosed with the stomach flu (which may or may not be contagious). I'm healthy enough to work but I don't want to spread the infection to any of my students or coworkers. Any suggestions on how to keep yourself and others safe from sickness while at work?

There is a norovirus going around.  It is highly contagious.

https://nypost.com/2018/02/07/south-korea-struggling-to-contain-norovirus-outbreak-at-olympics/


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Re: Working While Sick
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 10:34:08 PM »
The key to getting time off in Korea. Crutches, employers don't like it when the monkey tries to accend the stairs on crutches.

Truth.

Although once I torn ligaments in my ankle and the hospital said stay off it for 2 weeks. My principal asked if I could still walk to school (about 10 minutes) and go to my second floor classroom then just sit all day to rest there...  :rolleyes: