Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Plague

This past week at work has been interesting. On Monday there was one person out, on Tuesday there were two. On Wednesday there were four...a plague has hit my office, one that involves high fevers and severe vomiting. Which is always fun for those of us with stronger immune systems. My boss showed a much more caring side of himself by asking everyone as they came in, "How are you feeling?" and "How are the kids feeling?". Well, it wasn't really caring. We have a very small staff and when 4 people are out in a day, that is over half our work force. That meant my boss had to pick up some of the slack. Of course, so did the rest of us, but I found it to be a fun challenge to see just how many tasks I could complete in one day. I did pretty well, even though my standard answer to many a customer "well, I'm pretty sure we've ordered those and normally I'd transfer you to D, but she's out and so is L. her".

I was bragging about how many family has a strong immune system yesterday and of course it came back to bite me. My seven year old came home from school complaining of an upset stomach - uh oh - and he didn't want his afternoon snack. In the morning He had said he had a headache, but I thought it was the "I don't want to go to school so I have a headache" type of pain. Red flags started waving and sirens were going off in my head. Quick temperature check - 102.5. I'm surprised he lasted all day in school.
He's still got that same fever today, but nothing else. On the bright side, it is the weekend so none of us have to miss work of school. On the negative side, we actually had a full weekend of events planned, with birthday parties and hockey games to go to. Looks like our schedules are going to need some rearranging.

1 comment:

kilgorsky said...

It's the first time I've read a positive sounding post about a sickness ridden workplace.

If you're the incurable optimist, you're on my team!