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I actually had all of that (along with pneumonia) when I was in 7th grade, I still got myself out of bed and did stuff. it wasn't pleasant, mind you, however it isn't exactly crippling (despite the doctor telling me I almost died, but what do they know, eh?)

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It's possible. I've actually had all the same things and still had to go to rehearsals for musicals (including all the dancing. The singing was impossible, but I had to at least pretend). It was extremely miserable, to be sure, but not crippling.

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Well I've been in that situation only with school and it was hell until I was admitted into the hospital because my mom noticed something was wrong and I hadn't. Now the only thing that can keep me down is random days where I can't even get out of my room because my muscles refuse to cooperate and I take two steps before falling back in bed.

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One of my coworkers recently died from similar symptoms. She finally went to the emergency room and spent her last 3 days in the hospital. She was under the mentality of "I gotta work, I gotta come in if I wanna keep my job." even though where we work, it isn't like that. I have worked for many that do operate with that same thought process though. No job is worth your health, or your life. Get yourself taken care of.

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I was gonna say walk straight up to your boss and let them SEE how nasty you feel. If he still makes you stay, tell all the parents to check their children for pneumonia over the next couple of days. Let him explain to angry, raging parents why he won't let you go home.

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Purposely infecting children with something as dangerous as pneumonia just gets you fired, a ruined reputation in child care and a possible lawsuit. Don't sneeze on the children.

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My point was to call in sick anyway so the infection doesn't spread and she can better. Can always justify your actions to your boss. They're kids man. I don't think OP's boss will want parents coming in to complain

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I think you STILL don't understand. OP probably already tried calling in sick, and their boss refused to give them the time off, probably saying something along the lines of 'show up or lose your job'. As far as I could tell from a quick Google search, Utah is a right to work state and suing OP's employer if they DID actually end up getting fired could be extremely difficult.

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not if she went to see a doctor. you can not be fired because you were sick and were an endangerment to the other workers and customers. I feel she would have a very strong case.

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No. OP's infections are likely caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae or Haemophilus influenzae, for both of which there are available and effective vaccines.

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