Posted: 12/01/2017 at 07:55
Morning all. It's certainly not the lurgy, just a normal cold made more dramatic by my medical issues.
Unfortunately the boss expected me to go into work with a bad chest infection so I can't see him wanting me to rest with a cold. Ideally of course I would stay well away but with no contract, no sick pay, and the knowledge that my school groups will be completely neglected without any explanation (if we ask them to cancel they'll then be lumped with bus fees but that still involves me going in to work to call them as I know no one else would), I will do what I always do.
Greet the school with a smile and let the teacher know I am feeling unwell so that they make the decision if they still want me to do the workshop. I think I've only ever had the one teacher tell me to forget the workshop and go rest. I don't think schools do infection control so much now. Certainly a teacher friend of mine is always commenting on how parents completely ignore the 48 hours rules.
Museums are such unhealthy places to visit; all those school children (and school children who should be off sick but are sent because mummy paid for the trip / doesn't want them to miss out with teachers having to deal with the full brunt of it when the calpol wears off) bring in their germs to be met with other children clearly off sick (fresh itchy chicken pox is most common but cleaning up vomit on 116 year old wooden floors is a fine art) being brought by parents because they're bored at home.
Still; almost the weekend!!