- Jul 9, 2021
I disagree .. long time ago. I was a manager too. Analyzing the numbers of sick leaves (mind you in The Netherlands is paid sick leaves), I told employees to stay home when sick with signs of flu. This was before Covid. Makes no sense to me that one person potentially infecting others, causing the flu (also a serious illness) to spread like a wave. I have seen this year after year in my department (of 2000 employees). Expensive for the employer. The quality of the work done by the sick employees is also questionable. That the reason why in The Netherlands employees can get a flu vaccin jab for free, every year in november. Also the eldery get an invitation for a flu vaccin jab.The problem with this is that since covid people freak out as soon as someone coughs or sneezes. Some of the most common and natural things ever with various of causes.
As for stay at home, I remember my boss wasn't too happy about me staying at home with coughing, fever was the minimum.
So people have to work sick, why not spend your little free time being a bit sick? Yeah..we probably shouldn't do it, but did the world ever work like that? People usually only stay at home when they really can't get out of bed anymore.
For me personally, I find it a waist of time being sick. So, I try to avoid situations (in restaurants, movie theater, ..) where there are clearly people with signs of cold or flu.