She was ill all last week, and refused to stay away. The usual cold/flu type symptoms, but adamant it was "just a cold".
She eventually stayed at home on Friday, but was back in the office yesterday.
Someone said to her - "you're still not right, are you", to which she replied "no, not really. I'm getting pains across my chest as well". Apparently she didn't think it was "that serious".
As if that wasn't bad enough, her husband is staying at home because he has been told to self isolate, because he shows ALL the symptoms of Coronavirus.
And SHE came into work - potentially infecting all the team. We have two people who both have diabetes and high blood pressure, and other conditions. One of the team members is incredibly anxious about the whole thing, and this woman last week kept going up to her, and pretending to touch her and breath over her. She was really upset about it.
We have another team member whose mother is very ill with COPD and she had planned to go and visit her mother today, for what could potentially have been the last time for some months. She has had to cancel that, just in case.
I don't know who to be most furious with - the woman who thought it was acceptable to leave her self isolating husband and potentially bring this virus into our office, or the management, who let her stay at work instead of packing her straight back off home.
It's not like she has to be in the office. She (and the rest of the team, although we haven't been sent home yet) can easily work from home, and often does if she has workmen coming, or childcare issues. But for this, she comes into the office.
She told another colleague, last week, that she found the virus "quite exciting as it's something we've never seen in our lifetime".
Unbelievable - and how selfish and inconsiderate. I'm actually pleased she chose to work from home today, because frankly I think I'd have lost my rag and said more than I should.
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