If you woke up with a head cold before a big meeting, how would you handle it? If you attended a meeting where someone was coughing and sneezing, would you be annoyed? (Put another way: are we back to 2019 business etiquette around head colds, or have things changed?)
Well, it finally happened. I caught the cold my husband and kids have had for weeks now, despite weeks of Zicam-ing it up. (With my husband, at least, it was actually the flu — the rest of us had flu shots, so hopefully I (and the kids) got a more mild version.) So here’s today’s … Read More about How Do You Pamper Yourself When You’re Sick?
We all know we shouldn’t go to work when we’re sick. But whether you’re a presidential candidate or have a more typical career, most of us do it anyway. (Note: Here I’m referring to the average Corporette reader with full-time benefits; the millions of Americans without paid sick leave don’t have much choice about whether to stay home and rest.) … Read More about 6 Things to Have on Hand When You’re Sick at Work
I’m sick right now (boooo), having caught my husband’s cold. We’ve talked a bit in the past about how to ward off colds, but I was thinking last night how much my colds in general really do seem to be milder and quicker than people around me. (Update: Don’t assume it’s just a cold, of course — take … Read More about Five Easy Ways to Get Over a Cold
2017 update: Links have been updated below; you may also want to check out our latest discussion of how to pamper yourself when you’re sick. What do you do if you think you’re getting sick — and what are your best tips on how to ward off a cold? We’ve talked about how to work … Read More about Sniff, Sniff: What to Do When You Think You’re Getting Sick
Should you network while sick? Reader M wonders, particularly when it comes to clients she already has… I haven’t seen this covered in your advice column and have just bumbled my way through a client meeting while heavily drugged with Sudafed and wanted your take on what a better approach would be. I work in … Read More about Meeting the Client… While “Heavily Drugged” with Cold Medicine
Today’s poll is inspired by reader V’s question: I work in Big Law and throughout the recruiting season, I shake a lot of hands. Now and then I encounter someone who says, I’m sorry, I don’t shake your hand I’m sick. While I respect that and appreciate that it’s considerate, frankly I find the little … Read More about Do You Shake Hands When You’re Sick?
How should you work when you’re sick? Let’s discuss.