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The P&R Plague Thread (Covid-19)

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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

Question....and, this hasn't happened, but it did cross my mind.

 

So....if we have an employee who is self quarantining, we are paying him/her while they do that for two weeks.  We actually decided to do that before it was actually required.

 

But, here's my question.  What if we find out that person is not self quarantining and simply saying they are so they can stay off work and get paid?  Let's say they are seen out in public doing non essential things or his/her coworkers find out from them they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing (staying home)?

According to my "nurse wife"

 

If they are on "self quarantine" there is zero reason they should be leaving the house.  Supplies should be left at doorstep by friends/family.

 

Someone mentioned it earlier, what would you do if a person "pretended" to be sick for 2-weeks

 

 

PS: I saw nothing wrong with a "self-quarantined" person going out for essentials either.  But I posed your question to my wife and she about strangled me for "being so dumb!".  I thought I was more than cautious about all of this, goes to show you how for the USA may have to go!

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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

Question....and, this hasn't happened, but it did cross my mind.

 

So....if we have an employee who is self quarantining, we are paying him/her while they do that for two weeks.  We actually decided to do that before it was actually required.

 

But, here's my question.  What if we find out that person is not self quarantining and simply saying they are so they can stay off work and get paid?  Let's say they are seen out in public doing non essential things or his/her coworkers find out from them they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing (staying home)?


For starters, anyone who claims to be self quarantining should not be out at all , regardless if it’s essential or non essential. Secondly, if that person had told me that’s why they weren’t at work and I found out they weren’t quarantining, their sick pay would end and their unemployment would likely begin.

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16 minutes ago, teachercd said:

My opinion

 

Do nothing...you are having them do this for 14 days?  Not a big deal in my mind.  No one is staying inside 24/7 unless they are locked in.

Don't say that out loud in front of my wife.

 

I made the mistake of asking BRB's question to her, OMG!!!!

 

After hearing her talk, I'm scared to leave the house :lol:

 

Her words: "The reason the USA will be the worst hit place is because we don't understand quarantine.  If you are at risk, at all, of having the virus, you should not leave your house even for essentials. You should coordinate with family/friends to bring you supplies and leave them at your doorstep.  If we have "self quarantined" people going to Walmart for groceries we're all f#&%ed for a long f#&%ing time!!!"

 

(emphasis hers)

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1 hour ago, ZRod said:

See if they have a reasonable explanation. If not, what would you normally do with an employee who abuses sick leave?

Normal sick leave doesn’t require quarantine and if the person comes back to work without doing what they were supposed to do, they are putting everyone else at risk. 

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52 minutes ago, teachercd said:

My opinion

 

Do nothing...you are having them do this for 14 days?  Not a big deal in my mind.  No one is staying inside 24/7 unless they are locked in.

Welcome to why the US is going to be hit hard. 

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@BigRedBuster I get that, but don't over think it. They're abusing your policy or exemption; and under normal circumstances that could be grounds for termination, right? As long as they're not at the strip club or whatever then I can see a lot of reasonable excusee. Your the boss though. You make the tough decisions, that's why you get paid the big bucks lol

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5 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

Welcome to why the US is going to be hit hard. 

Well, yeah.  But we knew that.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, teachercd said:

Well, yeah.  But we knew that.

 

 

So....I should have to lay someone who is contributing to the problem that could ultimately severely damage everyone else’s jobs. 

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1 hour ago, funhusker said:

Who isn't saying this?

 

This is what everyone is saying if they aren't saying "it's a hoax" or "it's no worse than the flu".

 

Maybe I'm in some weird bubble of sanity...highly doubt it!

I was making reference to Knapps comment to remain calm and practice good hygiene...From watching the tv news, Twitter, and this thread....I was under the impression that most are running around yelling "Armagedden, Armageddon"

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4 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

So....I should have to lay someone who is contributing to the problem that could ultimately severely damage everyone else’s jobs. 

Man, that sounds like a sticky situation.  My guess is if you fired him, that would be that.  But can you fire a guy for something that didn't happen (yet)?

 

I don't know, you live in a small town, I am sure people have seen him out and about.

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23 minutes ago, teachercd said:

Man, that sounds like a sticky situation.  My guess is if you fired him, that would be that.  But can you fire a guy for something that didn't happen (yet)?

 

I don't know, you live in a small town, I am sure people have seen him out and about.

I said, it hasn’t happened yet. 
 

 

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3 minutes ago, BigRedBuster said:

I said, it hasn’t happened yet. 
 

 

Yeah I know.

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Talk about something that pisses me off. 
 

they shouldn’t  get a f#&%ing dime of US tax payer money. 
 

 

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