Boss of the Year Forces Employee to Handle Food While Contagious with Strep Throat

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A fast-food restaurant worker posted online. She has a sore throat and a horrible cough for a few days. She went to the ER, where she was told she had a bad case of strep throat so she called her boss to tell them she couldn’t come to work. 

Strep Is Highly Contagious

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She told her boss, whose reply was, “I worked for two weeks straight with bronchitis, you can work,”

Now, we all know how highly contagious strep can be. This woman works in fast food and can quickly transmit the bacteria to the customers and the other staff.

On top of this being a highly contagious bacteria, OP says she has been unable to take food down and is even throwing up water.

She Can’t Afford To Lose Her Job

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The thing is, she says she cannot afford to lose her job. She is, therefore, afraid of going against what her manager wants. What should she do?

She adds that her boss made it clear that she will get a permanent replacement if OP does not show up at work.

What Should She Do?

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Many Redditors came to the comment section advising OP what steps she should take to bring her boss to book, take care of herself, and also the wellbeing of the public.

Report Your Boss to the Health Department

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One straight-up said, “Tell your local health department that your boss is trying to kill customers.” 

Although point-blank, that is exactly what the boss is trying to do. The boss seems not to see the danger she IS putting the fast food customers in. Any worker with strep throat should be allowed to seek medication and stay at home until the doctors clear them to report back to work.

Don’t Go to Work

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Another comment said, “DO NOT GO TO WORK! Your boss, who claims she had bronchitis, did not have a potentially fatal strep infection. She’s a jerk & I wish I could tell her. Strep is serious stuff & can land you in the hospital if you don’t take care of it.” If unattended, strep can quickly turn fatal; the OP needs to keep off work and ensure the infection is treated.

 

You Can Infect Staff and Customers

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Another Redditor added, “Strep is f**** serious {stuff}, Do not go to work; if your boss isn’t the owner, I will go over their head unless they want to get the entire f**** staff sick, plus who the {heck} knows how many customers. I get you might not be able to afford it, possibly losing your job, but your boss is a dunce, “mah bRoNcHiTiS” Isn’t a f**** serious assessment of what strep is.”

Get the Advice of a Medical Professional

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And lastly, “I hope you feel better soon. As a member of the public, please stay home until a medical professional clears you to go back. You can even ask a pharmacist what they would recommend depending on what medication they have you on.”

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

They DESTROYED His Skid Loader and Didn’t Pay Him Back Now They Want Him to “Get Over Himself”

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Is he holding a grudge, or does he have a legitimate grievance?

A Reddit user has shared a story about how a 10-year-old grudge has caused a rift between her brother-in-law (BIL) and her family.

They DESTROYED His Skid Loader and Didn’t Pay Him Back Now They Want Him to “Get Over Himself”

Woman STORMS Out of Her Baby Shower After Telling off Her DELUSIONAL In-Laws: Who Is To Blame for the Situation?

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Her in-laws were totally delusional, and she just lost it!

A woman, 27 years old, was expecting her first child with her husband. This child was the first grandchild in the husband’s family. Now, we all know the excitement and adoration that comes with the first grandchild’s arrival.

Unfortunately, it was not all jolly for this woman as her husband’s family couldn’t just accept the gender of the child.

Woman STORMS Out of Her Baby Shower After Telling off Her DELUSIONAL In-Laws: Who Is To Blame for the Situation?

Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking in Front of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made the City Put a Handicapped Spot There

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A Reddit user has shared his parking wars story after he got the city to put a handicapped spot in front of his grandparent’s house.

Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking in Front of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made the City Put a Handicapped Spot There

She Interrupted Her Husband’s Live Stream and Screamed At Him Live, On-Air After He Abandoned Their Child To Catch Up With His Fans

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A woman posted in the “Am I the ***hole” wanting to know if she was in the wrong for interrupting her husband’s live stream and going off on him after the man abandoned their child.

She Interrupted Her Husband’s Live Stream and Screamed At Him Live, On-Air After He Abandoned Their Child To Catch Up With His Fans

 

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Originally posted 2023-10-14 12:30:32.