How do people manage to work with a bad cold?
January 29, 2012 8:54 AM Subscribe
How do people who have 'mission critical' jobs cope when they have a bad cold?
posted by stenoboy to Health & Fitness (41 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I suppose the question could be widened to anybody who has a job they have to do: what strategies do people use when they get a cold and have to work? I'm thinking of pilots, astronauts, lawyers on a big case on the first day of a hearing, teachers or professors giving a big lecture. Indeed, a single mother working three jobs paid on an hourly rate and has to get to work or not feed her kids. How would she manage?
When I have a cold, I know I'm going to be probably out of action or working way below optimum for at least one day, and that any work I do get done needs to be rechecked when I'm better as it's probably full of errors. If people can't get out of a job on a given day and they feel horrendous with a cold, what do they do to manage?
What do you do to manage?