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By sobusy - / Friday 25 September 2015 17:47 / United States
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Plus side is, once a cold hits bronchitis stage, it's usually not contagious anymore. It can start from a cold or allergies and work into a sinus infection then settle into bronchitis, if you don't watch it, you can be down with pneumonia pretty quickly. Mine always starts out as allergies, so it's never contagious. I deal with bronchitis yearly (I have it right now) and I'm suprised she could even manage to work 20 hrs a week. My brain is such a fog, I can't do anything. Luckily, I'm able to s

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I think it depends on the state for the child Labor Laws. But I wanna say minors are only allow to work at least 20 to 30 hours a week at a time.

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In Washington, high schoolers aged 16 and 17 can only work 4 hours a day and not after 9 PM. One place told me they drop that law when the student turns 18 but another place said it remains while you're in school. My local Dairy Queen got shut down for 2 years because the owner was overworking 16/17 year olds and not giving appropriate breaks.

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Really needy children? Really needy boyfriend? Crippling Netflix addiction? I too want answers!

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I work with someone that works 16 hours a week and she wasn't able to get to the doctors for two months because of how busy she was. Also, I don't know about where you live but here we are given an appointment by the doctor and that's when we see them, if you can't make it then they'll have to see when else they can book you in but you could be waiting a few weeks.

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@ 39: I'm assuming your coworker had other stuff going on, and that's why she couldn't make it. The FML made it sound like this person said they couldn't make it to the appointment solely because of 19hrs/week work, which I find hard to believe.

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@46 I'm pretty sure most people have obligations of sorts outside of work. She could be so busy while not at work that doing those 19 hours really stops her from being able to do things.

Op just get her one of those face masks if she doesn't go to the doctor and I'd she also refuses to do that, threaten to report her to H.R

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You can't report someone for bronchitis. It isn't contagious. She's in no way threatening the health of her coworkers. Personally I think op is right to be annoyed with the constant complaining, but the fact the coworker has bronchitis is irrelevant. It's not affecting op in any way.

Plus side is, once a cold hits bronchitis stage, it's usually not contagious anymore. It can start from a cold or allergies and work into a sinus infection then settle into bronchitis, if you don't watch it, you can be down with pneumonia pretty quickly. Mine always starts out as allergies, so it's never contagious. I deal with bronchitis yearly (I have it right now) and I'm suprised she could even manage to work 20 hrs a week. My brain is such a fog, I can't do anything. Luckily, I'm able to s

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The allergy weaken the lungs and you can catch more easily a virus or bacteria which then proliferate. And that makes you contagious.

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Chronic bronchitis is not contagious usually lasts a few months and happens every year. Acute bronchitis lasts for 1-3 weeks and is contagious for up to a week because it's usually developed through a cold or the flu

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If it's not contagious, a mask helps the situation how? I'm prone to bronchitis 1-3 times a year, and my mother, being a healthcare professional, can confirm that bronchitis is a simple inflammation of the bronchials, can pretty much be caused by anything, and has nothing to do with the people around you being or getting sick.

I know the feeling op. People suck. Don't let it get to you. soon you'll be making the big bucks with as hard as you work :)

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