Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2016. Sadly, flu season comes around every year.
Stay healthy, Canada.
It is officially cold and flu season in Canada, and despite all your best efforts (like getting the flu shot, or keeping your immune system in tip-top shape), there's still the possibility of you getting hit by the virus.
And the number one culprit? Probably the people you work with.
After all, who doesn't have that co-worker who comes to work with a sore throat, claiming "I'm sure it's just an early morning thing"? Or the one who talks about the stomach bug going around their kid's daycare and just happens to have to run to the washroom before the morning meeting?
Unfair? Maybe. But people who are dehydrated could be more likely to get sick, because their systems aren't being cleaned out in the same way. Plus, if they're already getting sick, they could be getting dehydrated faster, which will keep them from recovering.
The One Who Keeps Falling Asleep
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If they look like they can barely keep their heads up anymore (and usually are coming up with all the ideas in the meeting), it could be time to tell them to head home.
The One With The Small Children
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Sorry, but it's true — your kids are tiny germ delivery systems, and you are their disease carrier.
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