I was raised in a house where I was also allowed to miss school if I physically threw up (so kid me figured I could make myself thorw up so I wouldn’t have to go to school but that’s a completely different matter and one I don’t remember well) and I wasn’t allowed painkillers unless my headache had lasted several hours. So my pov of this is going to be slightly skewiff.
I still think the OP was an arsehole.
I have gone to work sick. I wore my mask the entire shift and used gloves and changed them as often as I would normally need to wash my hands and washed my hands regularly too. I probably should have taken more than one sick day. So it would be very hypocritical of me to say you should never work when sick. But I think that at least you shouldn’t work when very sick.
This would be the part where I point out that covid kills people and so should be taken a hell of a lot more seriously that some random cold, but that should be obvious to anyone with half a brain.
@Celoptra , you have mentioned before that you and your parents are high risk. How would you feel if you tested positive for covid tomorrow? How would you feel if you found out the only reason you, personally, were going to die was because one of the cashiers who checked out you and your dad was positive with covid? If they valued their job over your life?
I am quite frankly fed up with your complete and utter lack of empathy. I know I’m not the best at empathy myself, and I know it’s overwhelming to realise that every single person you have ever walked past, or has drove past your house, face you’ve noticed (and not noticed) in crowd is a living breathing person. People who probably ate breakfast this morning and have things they want to do with their lives and yet more people they know that they care about. But your failure to comprehend that does not change that all of those people exist.
Do you even have any idea how selfish it is to suggest that it’s okay for people to die just so one person gets to keep their job? Do you understand what it means for people to be dead and never coming back? Actual living people, where you can’t just reload a save to see them again?