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Even if they have strep, it is quite plausible they caught it from someone else: if you have an infectious disease, that means it is spreading in your community. Everyone in your community is likely to get exposed to someone with it in a window of time surrounding when you get sick. So rather than apologize, I'd focus on the warning. If your workspace is ...


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I decided to go ahead and email him to express that I hope he gets well soon and that I was diagnosed with strep. I did not apologize in the email. My reasons for doing so is as follows: We work together frequently enough that an email with some personal information isn't too unusual Since it's flu season (which strep can be confused for) and we work in ...


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I worked in a factory where we were almost on top of each other. They say that people get can get sick from the same person at different times. E.g. Amy could come in with it on Monday, give it to you and Joe and Joe could actually get sick before Amy, and then you after Joe so Joe might think he gave it to you when he actually caught it from the person who ...


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This depends a lot on what is customary in your locale. With the caveat that I am Canadian and this is what is customary in my locale, here is my response: I think you're overthinking this. People give diseases to others at work all the time. It happens. You did your best to let everyone know not to come close to you and so on. The rest is not your ...


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Yes, your response is appropriate. Most of the time, were this a common cold or the flu, I would say a message like this is not necessary and not to worry about it. However, since this is specifically strep throat, which may not go away without the correct treatment, I think it's worth mentioning. The main point of the message is that you have information ...


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My question is, is this an appropriate way to express my concern and apologize if I accidentally spread my illness to him? I think you may be worrying about this a bit too much, and if you provide inaccurate information you could cause more harm than good. Unless you are 100% certain you caused this persons illness, there really isn't much to say and an ...


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I have a chronic condition that my workplace is aware of. For what it's worth I am a developer and have worked at this company for five years. From the look of things, they weren't really aware of. Yes, you have told them and they probably remembered it, maybe even had some note on your file or something saying "GojiWash has a chronic condition", but they ...


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Reading your post, I was a little surprised at the escalation. To recap: You informed the company of your condition at some much-earlier point. There were basically no problems preventing you from work until recently. Your condition worsened and you took off two days. <2 months later, your condition worsened again and now you're off for weeks. No ...


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This is where I'm not particularly happy about the situation and feel like it has been mismanaged. Before a reply had even been written to me, they had already deemed it appropriate to start a hiring process and hold interviews, then lied to me about the stage they were at. They simply don't need your permission to seek for a cover for your work. I didn't ...


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First, I am sorry for your condition, and I wish that you get well soon. However, I do not see a real problem in what happened, even if your assumption / worries are (partially) founded. Please keep in mind the following information: A company has the right to hire (fully) anyone at any time, without informing employees. A company has the right to hire (...


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