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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Healthy living

Year in, year out, the front-line staff in our libraries and in the one-stop-shops have had to cope with whatever germs The Great British Public brings through the doors. Flu, norovirus, winter vomiting virus, chciken pox, measles, mumps, malaria, whatever. It should come to no surprise, then, that some are occasionally of sick with one thing or another. The council's reaction to this is to hold quarterly inquisitions about these services' sick leave statistics.

First sign of swine flu in the area and the Town Hall reception area is kitted out with antiseptic wipes and all surfaces are swabbed down with a religious fervour.

We hope this is borne in mind in the next round of sick leave inquisitions.


Lavinia said...

Have you ever had a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? No? How about Yellow Fever? Or Malaria? Better stock up on tonic water with quinine, and plenty o' gin while you're at it...

Kevin Musgrove said...

In my previous job with the one-stop-shops we really did have one suspected yellow fever and a confirmed malaria case. (The things people bring back from holiday!)