We don’t have sick days, which is a really fucking stupid way to try to keep productivity up. One guy comes in sick, sits at his desk doing no work because he’s miserable, and proceeds to spread his germs to five other people. That way you get six people out of commission instead of just one.
Then you have the management geniuses who worry about sick leave being abused. Listen, fucknuts, if you think an employee would abuse sick leave, why’d you hire him?
Of course, with two kids in school and a wife who sees sick patients, I get every goddamn communicable disease anyway. All it takes is for a new kid to start in my son’s preschool class with his new, out-of-town germs, and within two weeks I’m swimming in a vast ocean of my own nasal discharge. Still waiting for the cure for the common cold.