Quote from Rhee
I've got a question....I'm just a student finishing her prereqs now, so I'm just curious. If you have pink-eye, or some other infection that's just as contagious, are you pressured to come to work anyway?
I'm asking because I was fired from a job because I went home because I had pink eye. I worked for a company that processed paperwork as a third party, so it's not like I left anything really urgent on my desk that couldn't be done one day later. My manager and HR rep actually told me to stay and work until my lunch hour, and go to the dr. instead of eating. Their only advice to me was not to touch my face. I left instead of waiting....I went to the doctor, I got a note, and I was terminated later.
I guess I'm basically just venting here, but it just seemed to me that the company cared more that I would be at my desk, instead of my wellfare, and the health of everyone that worked around me...
Well, where I work, it's like this...You have to stay home until it quits draining and treatment has been initiated. So, what that translates to is approximately 24 hours!
Pink eye is soooooooooooo contagious! I guess they figure that even if you don't touch your eye, but it's draining, you run the risk of contaminating others by tiny droplets that you may not even realize you're losing.
The other thing is this....I work for a hospital, but it sounds as though you were working in an office, where they were obviously not as familiar with different illnesses, infections, etc. No, I don't think getting fired for that alone was justified.