Tuesday, June 02, 2009

How to prevent flu in the I.T. workplace -- really?


The IT Dojo, Bill Detwiler, has a Tech Republic blog and video “How to Protect Yourself from Colds and Flu at Work,” link here.

I’ve written before about “presenteeism” in the workplace, especially in a salaried environment with unpaid nightcall. And in a bad economy there is a tendency to “lowball” others.

It does seem a bit prudish to worry too much about germs on computer surfaces, even in a world with H1N1. But it wasn’t too prudish for IBM to require stocking garters back in the 1950s.

And if you travel to China (The Peoples Republic of Capitalism) on your job, watch out. They take your temperature by remote scan at the airport and lock you up if you’re half a degree too warm.

Picture: a typical “local bank”.

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