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By sobusy - / Friday 25 September 2015 17:47 / United States - Romeoville
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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 stay home until I'm better. Make her wear a mask.

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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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  mariri9206

Also, high schools don't go by "credit hours" - colleges do.

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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.

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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 stay home until I'm better. Make her wear a mask.

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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.

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