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Why must a**holes send their sick kids to school? Edit- for the dummies.
by Anonymous
October 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

This isn't a debate about vaccinated or unvaccinated children as both are getting ill, but the parents aren't keeping them home when sick and there is a damned pertussis outbreak in the area. 6 children in the school I work in alone are sick and that is the ones that are diagnosed! There are many more sick throughout the area. I'm tired of worrying if everytime that a 3 or 4 yr old coughs in my face even after having been told twenty thousand times throughout the day to please cover their mouth when they cough, that I will be going home with whooping cough or be a carrier monkey and bring it home to my children or their father. Ugh.

Keep your kids home if they are sick people for their own sake as well as that of others. I feel bad when I call a parent that their child is ill and they don't get picked up, especially by the ones at home. I understand people can't just always pick up and leave from work if they are the person who brings home the bacon, but that is why you are supposed to list emergency contacts who are actually available to pick up your child in the event that you cannot.

Edit: Since people are apparently too stupid to understand. If YOUR CHILD is sick for OVER A WEEK and you haven't care enough to take them in to the doctor for a check up to make sure it isn't something like pnuemonia, whooping cough, bronchitis or worse, you FAIL as a parent. I understand that you have to work. I have a job too and you know what? MY FAMILY and their health comes first!! It always will. 

For those that work, that is fine and dandy. It is YOUR JOB as a parent to make ALTERNATE arrangements for your child if you cannot pick them up. What in blue hell do you do if you there is a snow day and school is canceled? What happens if due to weather, school has an early dismissal?Who watches your kids if your childcare... er I mean school is closed? You are supposed to have emergency contacts. You are supposed to have alternate arrangements in place.

Edit again: Who in the blue hell is saying take your kid to the doctor and keep them home for every sneeze and sniffle and cough? If a week or more has passed and your child is STILL sick they obviously need more help than what you are giving them. If they are at school, YOU are not giving them much help to begin with. Check out 8 ways you could be making you cold worse: here. The flu can seem like a cold. RSV can start off like a cold. A severe sinus infection can start off like the flu. Pnuemonia can start off WITH a cold or the flu. Whooping cough can seem like the common cold. YOU are not a doctor unless of course you are one. Lol. Fact of the matter is most parents are NOT qualified to diagnose their child. If an illness is LINGERING, take your kid in. Is your paycheck really worth MORE than your child's health?

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  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM
    Oh what a douche. I'm sorry you felt you had to go in. Here, it's posted all over the break room that if we have the flu or worse to stay home and not bring in to work. Even dh's job at the local supermarket has those signs up.

    Quoting IntactivistMama:

    Many years ago I had a boss/manager that made me go to my retail job ill. I had wicked nausea, body aches, headache, cough, malaise etc. I nearly puked on at least one customer. D:

    My boss caught my bug and was off for like a week. *eyeroll.*


    Quoting Anonymous:

    When I had a small job in an office, my first week in everyone ended up sick because of one person. Weakness in the limbs, cough, sore throat, high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, headache. It was awful. By my second week there I needed two days off because at the first wave of people got better, I got sick.



    Quoting IntactivistMama:

    If a kid is legitimately sick/contagious, they should stay home.

    Same goes for adults going to school or work. Don't infect other people eh!


  • lovinmykiddo07
    October 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM
    I wish mine were like that. My boss also got irritated that i called out after my surgery. My dr. cleared me 4 days after. I went to work, over did it, and called outout the next day. She was livid. :(

    Quoting Anonymous:

    My job sends me home the second I look all flushed or in super slow motion. If I'm sick, they don't want me there. Whether it be that I came in sick or I get sick on the job.



    Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

    It also drives me crazy that my boss expects us in, sick or not. I got chewed out for not coming in when I had cough, sore throat, losing my voice, and 102I fever. I'm sorry, I know we were short on staff but I'm not going to chance getting little babies sick.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM
    Once I have my kids homeschooling down pack (it's our first yr) I'm going to go back to doing home child care. With all of my certifications from the state, I should be able to make a pretty penny from home and enforce policy.

    Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

    I wish mine were like that. My boss also got irritated that i called out after my surgery. My dr. cleared me 4 days after. I went to work, over did it, and called outout the next day. She was livid. :(



    Quoting Anonymous:

    My job sends me home the second I look all flushed or in super slow motion. If I'm sick, they don't want me there. Whether it be that I came in sick or I get sick on the job.





    Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

    It also drives me crazy that my boss expects us in, sick or not. I got chewed out for not coming in when I had cough, sore throat, losing my voice, and 102I fever. I'm sorry, I know we were short on staff but I'm not going to chance getting little babies sick.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    October 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    around here they can only miss 15 days a year so sometimes you have to decide if they are sick enough to miss a day or not.my kids missed 7 days last year for the flu and I got a nasty letter from the school until I faxed in their excuse from the doctor

  • gabby416
    October 15, 2012 at 1:46 PM

     I hate it when people send their sick kids to school.  I never have. I have also never had an issue with leaving work or missing work if I had to.  Do I get bitch at the day it happens, sure, but do they get over it, yeah. 

     

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM
    I ripped the district a new one when they tried to play that with me as ds is autistic, ADHD, has an allergy specialist, a nutritionist, and an asthma specialist. I told them I'll be damned if I put up with their bullying for me doing my job as a parent and getting ds the help he needs. I told them I have the originals of every single note I had sent in and I'd be more than happy to have the clinic fax them a complete medical history. The lady was very apologetic after that. An informed parent is a well armed parent.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    around here they can only miss 15 days a year so sometimes you have to decide if they are sick enough to miss a day or not.my kids missed 7 days last year for the flu and I got a nasty letter from the school until I faxed in their excuse from the doctor

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    October 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM
    Exactly. In different jobs, I've heard parents talk about how their kid was sick and that they couldn't take the day off, only to turn around and use their kid as an excuse to miss work because they were too hungover. Pissed me off to no end. Glad I no longer work there.

    Quoting gabby416:

     I hate it when people send their sick kids to school.  I never have. I have also never had an issue with leaving work or missing work if I had to.  Do I get bitch at the day it happens, sure, but do they get over it, yeah. 


     

  • briansmommy2010
    October 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    But if a hospital is knowingly putting patients at risk of getting sick, that is a SERIOUS problem. All you would need is for ONE patient with a poor immune system to catch a common cold and die, and that entire hospital could be shut down. 

    Quoting celestegood:

    Not everybody can afford a lawyer. Not to mention you can be fired for any reason if you live in an at will state.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    If I worked there and they did that to me it's called a lawyer. What they where doing was illegal.



    Quoting PinkieRed:

    Exactly! One job I had was at a hospital, and if an employee called off for any reason, sick or not, they would get an attendance point, EVEN if they had a doctor's note. If they accumulated too many points in a year, they would be fired. So basically, employees who were sick and could get patients sick as well, were forced to come to work anyway. And this was a huge, well known, major hospital system, too. Not a good policy at all.





    Quoting kkmack:

    It's sad but unfortunately sometimes it's due to employers not allowing parents time off with a sick kid, and they don't have a chlidcare alternative, esp for a sick kid. Growing up I remember my mom would have to lie and say SHE was sick in order to get a day off to care for me. And one time she almost got "caught" at it because we ran into one of her supervisors at my dr's office. From what I see not much has changed these days when it comes to lower-level type jobs. Especially when there's a dangerous outbreak (as opposed to just a common cold) you'd think employers would make allowances.


  • 3.ang3ls
    October 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM
    I go out of my way to keep my kids healthy. My oldest son has asthma. I keep him home when he is sick, as well ad my other two children. I don't like it when I see other kids coming to school sick and contagious, because my oldest sounds horrible when he is sick. If they have a slight cough I always stop by the office to let them know the circumstances and to give me a call if there are any problems.
  • briansmommy2010
    October 15, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Guess you've never heard of airborn infections...

    Quoting Anonymous:

    100 degree fever is nothing, 103-104 is different.  A sore throat could mean the air was dry, a sniffle or sneeze could mean they are allergic to a pet.  Teach YOUR kid to wash their hands, and that would elminate 50% of their risk of infection.

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting Anonymous:

    I kept my son home a few times last year, kindergarten.  Everytime I sent him with a note, and it was know he was sick as it was going around the class.  I had to keep him home for 4 days one week when he had 103-104 fever(with doctor note), the next week I get a letter saying I needed to COME IN and talk with the principal and guidance counselor bc my son missed 10 days.  From that point on...unless my son is as sick with the 103 fever, I will still send him in to school  if he's coughing, sneezing, sore throat, 100 degree fever.  

    Wow so instead of standing up to the principal, you are forcing your child to go to school sick and get others sick?



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