Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me
So I’ve got a cold. It isn’t the flu and it isn’t the end of the world. But it is annoying.
I came down with it last Tuesday night and had a really bad sleep. On Wednesday I only had a couple of meetings, so I worked at home, cleared down the email inbox, did a bit of reading, things that I seldom have time to do. Other than that I’ve been in work.
I have a two-hour commute each way, on a train and a tube. I meet people at work on an hourly basis. I’m coughing and spluttering. I will have passed my germs on to at least one other person during that time. FACT.
So have I been irresponsible? Should I have stayed at home? And how do you know when it is ok to go back into work or not? Is the need to be at work and alleviate the pressure on your co-workers greater than the need to not contaminate them?