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Should I be as irritated as I am about this? My small agency is old fashioned. For instance, we only worked remote for the 3 mandated months in 2020. I developed a sore throat yesterday so I thought I should work remote today, to not spread anything contagious. I asked if I could work from home. Boss says: "You're right about not being too careful. I might have to have you take a sick day instead of working though, just because I need to be careful about the precedent." Seriously?

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Time for a new job.

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Well, a forced sick day when I'm fully capable of working is a great day to throw my resume around. 🤦

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So the precedent is that they never want people working from home when they’re contagious, but capable of working? (Or any other life thing that comes up, presumably.) I’m usually not a “find another company” guy, but I’d take the sick day to start your search. There are sooooooo many flexible places to work now, and trust me, it’s a MASSIVE increase in quality of life for many people. I’d seriously, seriously, consider switching to a remote-friendly company.

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Get tested. Often a positive test will ensure your ability to work from home. …oh yeah…then find a new company!

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Verify over email if the expectation is for you to go into work before receiving the results of your testing

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If they make you take the sick day, make sure you don’t do an ounce of work!

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Oh I definitely won't. I'll be working on finding a new job. There are other aspects of this job that aren't ideal. Flexibility is a big one, though.

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Report this to Fauci!!!

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