Maybe your super was thinking you didn't have a cold, rather allergies with coughing and sneezing. There are some people who think that you should be able to work with a BAD allergy attack. After all, you aren't contagious. But people might want to think about a few things:
1. If you have allergies, chances are that you're on medication whether OTC or prescription. While they do alleviate symptoms, you're possibly left with side effects such as sleepiness, or not feeling as mentally alert. Anyone smell possible error? Medication or otherwise?
2. How does that look to the pts when they have a caretaker who is sneezing and coughing all over them? It doesn't look good when caretakers have the appearance that they are possibly contaminating their patients, even though it is allergies.
This is especially timely since we are in the middle of ragweed season. My husband and I suffer terribly from allergies. We both go around with red eyes, sneezing, coughing during the night and generally not feeling well. If either of us takes an antihistamine, both of us hate the "spaced out" feeling.
I just wish some people would give those of us a break who do have legitimate problems, whether it be a cough/cold or allergy problems.
Anyhow, that's enough of my rant... back to the real world.