I have a job. The department I work in is chronically understaffed. There should ideally be 3 or 4 people in it, but there's just me.
This means that arranging holidays is a nightmare and if I have a cold although I'd love to remain at home and coddle it I have to battle on and work.
Some of my colleagues have whined and say: "You shouldn't come to work with a cold! You should stay at home!"
My reply was: "You do realise that if I stayed at home, you would be in difficulties?"
"How?" was the truculent reply.
"Because if I do not come into work then you will not be able to do your jobs and you will lose your commission for the month!"
The worst offender actually becomes very offensive. Forgetting that she regularly brings colds into work!