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Old 11-11-2007, 07:03 PM   #21
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:34 PM   #22
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But my boss didnt have the same flexible attitude, so I used Maddy's approach: told them I ate something bad and now had stuff coming out of both ends at the speed of light. That usually ended the conversation. If they still wanted to talk about it, I told them that the last time I threw up, I was pretty sure I saw my feet sticking out of my mouth for a second. That does it.

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Old 11-11-2007, 07:38 PM   #23
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Nobody wants to pay to watch me hack, spew and drip under hot lights.

On second thought - maybe I need to market to a different crowd?

hmm....
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #24
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All true, but other not so enlightened employers and employees are still spreading plague when they should be home stuffing tissues in their nostrils and swigging useless OTC cold meds. Grocery checkers, food service workers and most other marginally paid folks who interact with the public seem to be doing their best to trip up my immune system.
Yep. My point was simply that these days it seems to be the choice of the employee as often as not when an employee winds up working sick.
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yes... I know I'm whining, but I sing for a living and am self-employed. When I get sick I have to refund tickets and cancel performance contracts on short notice. Nobody wants to pay to watch me hack, spew and drip under hot lights.
Your attitude regarding not performing sick is appreciated! DW and I are great fans of celtic, bluegrass, folk and world music and see 30 - 40 performances annually, mostly here in the Chicago area. (It's one of our planned retirement expenses!) I'm amazed at how infrequently performances are cancelled due to sickness, but when they are, it's for the best. Last year, for example, we went to see Terri Hendrix (Texas based singer-song writer) at a local venue seating about 120. She was coughing and so hoarse she couldn't really sing. Kind of embarassing for both her and the audience. This is a pay-at-the-door, non-profit venue with a local audience so I can't understand why they just didn't cancel.
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Y Last year, for example, we went to see Terri Hendrix (Texas based singer-song writer) at a local venue seating about 120. She was coughing and so hoarse she couldn't really sing. Kind of embarassing for both her and the audience. This is a pay-at-the-door, non-profit venue with a local audience so I can't understand why they just didn't cancel.
It's very likely that the non-profit had a contract with the artist for a fixed fee plus a percentage of the door. They may have also had to pay a sound provider (and buy a newspaper ad). In this instance, the sound provider would still have to be paid and if the artist actually canceled, she might have to pay the sound contractor. Same goes for venue rentals. Most venues even little ones like grange halls and churches have small rental fees. So aside from canceling the show, not getting paid and losing revenue from on-site CD/product sales, the performer or the non-profit could potentially be stuck with several hundred dollars (maybe more) of fixed costs. Bad deal all around.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:38 PM   #26
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At Megacorp, they give us 28 days of PTO... The amazing thing is that no one takes the time and so most of my office will be out for a good part of December because we have use it or lose it.
Im in the same boat. This is precisely why I am SURE to take my time off before November.



I telecommute from home, so the end of the year is like a second vacation for me -- real calm and restful.
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