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  •  I contracted bronchitis from a student (8+ / 0-)

    a few years ago (I actually had to go to the emergency room), but I still went to class.

    I was an adjunct at the time (lecturer for now) and I did not want to miss any time. I know some of my colleagues would've canceled classes, but I continued.

    I usually do not get sick, but after my illness, I decided to get a yearly flu shot to combat encountering students with illnesses.

    "Do they call you Rush because you're in a rush to eat?" -"Stutterin' John" Melendez to Rush Limbaugh.

    by Nedsdag on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 11:55:36 AM PDT

    •  quote from a campus Dr.: they're like petri dishes (8+ / 0-)

      Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

      by annieli on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 12:17:00 PM PDT

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      •  oh boy, do I hear you about the Petri dishes! (0+ / 0-)

        My husband ALMOST finished an Econ degree with honors and an offer of a bump WAY into grad school... but he finally gave in to the constant illness!

        He'd go for a semester and then have to take one off to recover from all the crud he caught, walking blocks and blocks across campus from townie parking to where his classes were, through hordes of sniffling coughing sneezing teenagers!

        And so many of the required courses were ONLY available at 7 or 8 am in the morning! (he's incredibly not a morning person!)

        He made it through about 2 and a half years and only had one year or less to go, but just couldn't take being sick all the blooming time! and had decided that he didn't really want to be a bookkeeper any more and that the odds of finding work in what he was best at (system design) were just too astronomical, so....  

        I was so proud of him for lasting as long as he did! (He's big on stubborn, 8-)) This was a 2d go for him, he'd washed out of university from migraines when he started after HS; this was maybe 10 yrs later...

        Unfortunately he's much too motion sensitive (has been all his life) to have taken the bus, which would have helped a lot with the parking & exposure, but not with the early hours!.

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 01:06:12 AM PDT

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    •  I always am first in line for the shots (4+ / 0-)

      Take any precautions you can!

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