I have a co-worker at work today who looks "like death" or fairly close to it, with the flu. She's not working in my direct vicinity, but clearly this situation is not ideal for her nor the people who work here.
The reason she is here today is "Because no one else can do my job." - I, too, have a job that would be difficult to cope without for an extended period of being contagious from the flu or something similar in the tight-deadline, small-town-newspaper industry that we work in. I imagine that this is a common problem.
I wonder how this situation can be handled professionally by:
- the sick co-worker
- our manager
- myself and other employees in the vicinity