Is Your Waiter the Cause of Your Flu?: The norovirus, a highly contagious bug similar to the stomach flu, is not what most people order when they go out to eat. But The Centers for Disease Control recently tracked 53%, and possibly up to 82%, recent outbreaks of the disease to food service workers. Why would waiters come to work when they’re dizzy and nauseous? Because many restaurants don’t offer paid sick leave, so there’s a major impetus to show up. Mother Jones has the full story, presenting the arguments from restaurants, the National Restaurant Association, and waiters themselves.

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    Gah
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    I got norovirus a few Christmas’s ago from my grandparents’ former nursing home. IT IS NOT FUN.
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    So funny story. When I went to Japan for 9 months of study abroad, in the depths of winter, signs started to appear for...
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    Eeek! Are you a service worker who hasn’t been able to take time off due to illness?
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    Probably. I work in the food industry and had a horrible flu over New Year’s. I told my boss I would not be able to come...
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    Its more than not having paid leave. Many workplaces, like mine, offer NO sick leave, dock hours and opportunities if...
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    Having just gotten over the flu makes me suspicious of these cats…
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    lack of paid sick leave + expensive healthcare = a very sick society