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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:21 PM
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Stuuuuupid Halls cough drop commercial: Take a cough drop and keep on handling our food.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 05:21 PM by patrice
:dunce: "Drill sergeant" to sick grocery store employee stocking the freezer case. :dunce:
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TwixVoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:22 PM
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1. It is highly unlikely
a grocery store employee with a cold would be able to spread the disease via frozen food boxes.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:25 PM
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3. the liklihood that she is a 'frozen food only' employes is not...
I agree with the OP...don't ecourage sick employees to show up for work....especially if you have to handle the publics food for your living!
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:27 PM
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6. Contagious employees shouldn't be at work--period.
Ridiculous.
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:23 PM
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16. They shouldn't? Where do YOU live?
I took my first sick day off in five years. In my job there is little chance of covering my shift, and the only time I ever call in sick is if I'm physically weak on my feet or vomiting.

At least, when I show up sick, I try to wipe down the consoles, chairs, phones and other things I might have touched with window cleaner, so I reduce the chance of infecting people. But I can't expect to call in sick more than one day in five years and still expect to keep my job.

See, I live in the real world. You apparently live where you still think the union can protect you.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:28 PM
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19. What part of SHOULDN'T HAVE TO equals DOES HAPPEN?
I live in a world where I lost a 6 month 1000 worker labor strike against a scumbag corporation, so don't lecture me about how bad things are. I know how bad things are. Workers SHOULDN'T HAVE TO go to work when they're contagious. Where is the flaw in that logic?
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:47 AM
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28. So why aren't you barbecuing your employers?
Seriously. As I've often said to a UAW apologist here, it's been a long time since River Rouge.

I am convinced that American labor will go nowhere until violence erupts. But American laborers are so used to employers acting and negotiating "honestly" - or they're so cowardly - that they're afraid to pick up brickbats and firearms when bosses gut and destroy their own industries. Yes, I think things are that bad, and until a lot of guys wearing ties are hurt or killed, the situation won't improve.
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verdalaven Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:10 PM
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24. Employees who call in sick w/o a docs note are penalized
Not everyone has sick days, bub.

Take a Vit C and a chill pill. It is a cold, not the bubonic plague.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:26 PM
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4. So when they sneeze and open the freezer case and then I come along and grab the door handle
that I won't get the flu? How exactly is it that you think colds and the flu spread?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:27 PM
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5. How about when they have her stock produce 10 minutes later?
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:04 PM
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12. The door handle isn't frozen.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:24 PM
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2. I hate that ad.. "I'm sick".." TAKE A GODDAM COUGHDROP AND
GET YOUR ASS BACK TO WORK!"
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:29 PM
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7. It's realistic, though. She probably has no health insurance.
The cough drop is all she can afford.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:36 PM
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9. THAT I agree with..and if you miss work your job is on the line...not matter if you are sick or not
we are really all slaves..only we don't get the same treatment as the old slaves...we do not have food shelter and clothing taken care of...not to say slavery was kind, but in the new slavery we can work 60 hours a week and still not have enough to pay for food shelter and clothing.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:27 PM
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18. ! ! I don't know whether to laugh or cry in response to that!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:37 PM
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23. iff she can use the employee discount ...
are they still offering that as a "benefit" these days?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:35 PM
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8. I've thought this every time I've seen the commercial.
"I'm sick, sir". The response should be "then get your ass home and go to bed!!".
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:37 PM
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10. You can only miss so much work with out a dr's slip and who can afford to go to the dr for a cold?..
and besides there are a lot of companies that won't take dr's slips any more.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:37 PM
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22. won't take doctor's slips anymore?
How do they determine if somebody is sick enough to be at home?
Practice medicine without a license?
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:00 PM
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26. Hubby's employer made them take vacation time.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:40 PM
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11. I agree that a sick employees
Shouldn't be at work, but what's to stop the average Joe customer from shopping while sick? People worry too much about germs. You will get sicker if you keep protecting yourself from germs with anti bacterial soaps.
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Still Sensible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:07 PM
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13. Dumbest nonsensical commercial on TV today
and that's saying something considering I just saw one for a cellular phone company that basically features two pigs sitting down for a ham dinner.
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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:18 PM
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14. Oh man that one is gross.
I've only seen it once, and hope to never be so unlucky again.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:26 PM
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17. Haven't seen that one, but I have two words to say...
Billy Mays.



Every time I see/hear him I want to set his hair on fire and shove whatever he's selling right up his ass.



sigh...

for some reason I'm feeling particularly aggressive today.

Is there a full moon coming?


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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:31 PM
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21. Almost as bad as the one in which that "Scottish" guy goes around hitting people with a dip stick
and SHOUTING at them "That's thinkin' with yer dipstick!" to convince them to buy some brand of motor-oil.

Makes NO SENSE whatsoever and it's as obnoxious as HELL!!
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:14 PM
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25. I noticed that she was coughing and working with food. Bet they pull that commercial.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:22 PM
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15. Lots of people talking about sick employees, what about
sick bosses...

My last job I worked for small industrial machinery company.

The boss was NOT indispensable around the office. There were many times when he was away for a day or two, traveling, and the bookkeeper and I did just fine in the office by ourselves.

Which makes me wonder even now...14 years after leaving the job...why on earth he felt he had to show up sneezing and hacking and sniveling snot all over the place, touching my telephone and computer, then getting all snippy and pissed off when I sprayed the stuff down with Lysol disinfectant.

OK, yeah...we had health insurance. I was a salaried employee and could take sick days.

But who the bloody HELL enjoys being sick????

I absolutely HATE being sick. I am not a good patient when I'm sick, even with a head cold, which nowadays tend to turn into something quite nasty as they progress into month-long bouts of bronchitis.

And people who sneeze without covering their mouths then expect a "bless you" in return.

They can kiss my everloving ass first.

They're lucky I don't rip off their legs and beat them over the head with the bloody stumps.

:mad:


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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:30 PM
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20. Sick control freak endangering your health.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:28 PM
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27. How the Nyquill (I think) ad with the sick airline hostess on "turnaround"
I wouldn't want her on the flight, much less trying to help people the next day with the symptoms she shows on the ad.

OTOH, I was at the orthopedist yesterday and a gentleman was asking for a doctor's slip. This is not a simple doctor - he only treats shoulder problems. And some poor man in his 50s or maybe 60s has to beg a slip from the doctor to take back to work. Reminded me of elementary school...
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 06:13 PM
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29. I hate this ad too. And the mindset it encourages.
I think it's all too sad that this is a fact of life for many working people nowadays and Hall's is just capitalizing on it...people feel they can't afford to take a day off when they're sick, so the only choice they have is to "man up," go to work, and medicate themselves all day, and hope they can somehow manage to crawl through the hours until they can go home and rest.

I mean, it may be the reality of how things are, but it's so cold and cruel for a cough drop seller to actually personify it in the form of a drill sergeant who bellows at sick employees not to show any weakness, to hide any bad feelings they have, and make them give a "war scream" to prove they can handle being sick at work without letting up a step.
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