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Contagious Food Poisoning?

One of my teammates has been assigned to come in the office 3 days a week just for ramp. On the second day of the week he then said he had food poisoning and he can't come in the rest of the week because he doesn't want to get anyone sick. I never knew food poisoning was contagious, has anyone ever heard of this or is he pulling my leg just because he doesn't want to come in?

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poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
If I'm emptying my insides out, I would want to do so in the comfort of my own home. However, it is indeed contagious if you are exposed to the parasite or bacteria through poor hygiene and contact.
inboundsalesrep
Politicker
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SDR
Hmm you have opened my eyes, I was just having tunnel vision on how he wouldn't want to come in all week
softserve
Politicker
+7
Team Lead - Enterprise Sales
If I'm gonna be peeing out of my butt for a week, I'd much rather be on my own throne than having to fight over a stall... plus, the bud mud orchestra is not something that anybody at your company should endure.

Consider this to be a blessing.Β 
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
This comment made my day.

Give them the benefit of the doubt, if they don't come back with their prime game then it's a wrap.
SandwichMan
Catalyst
+7
BDR Team Lead
If this individual projectile vomits on you while carrying some disease riddled bacteria, then yeah that's def contagious. Prob should fire them.
inboundsalesrep
Politicker
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SDR
I mean if it gets me out of the office for a week
Calico
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Corporate Trainer
Agree with the previous comments. No one wants to be anywhere but home while peeing out their butt.Β 

In all seriousness, if the person doesn't wash their hands properly and you touch something they have touched, you can get what they have.Β 

Don't google things like paratyphoid, which are transferred *exclusively* via human fecal matter.Β 
SandwichMan
Catalyst
+7
BDR Team Lead
Guess I gotta go look up paratyphoid now.
Calico
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Corporate Trainer
I'm sorry.
youKNOW
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
Sounds like homie's got a case of the "don't want to work there anymore's."Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
No one wants to be stomach sick in public.
TheSolicitorGeneral
Politicker
+6
Small Market AE
Well food poisoning is pretty difficult to spread as it's a reaction to toxin produced by bacteria.. so unless you somehow get the poopoo particles in your mouth and ingest them, you're safe lol. But at the same time, if my mans just doesn't want to work because he's got the Chocolate Chunk Waterfalls going on, he should just be honest lol
CaneWolf
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+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
It's not contagious. But I don't like sick people coming into the office so I'd rather him be cautious.
NotInterested
Valued Contributor
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Business Development Manager
Yeah I don't blame him. Food poisoning is AWFUL... I would want to stay home for the month if I got it. Lol
SiliconBBQ
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The Metal Rooster
i have had food poisoning a bunch of times from living, working and traveling overseas. and more than a couple times in the us.Β 

it is not contagious. it lasts usually about 24 hours max, but could take another day to recuperate if it's a really bad case. any illness beyond that is not food poisoning.
TheDeplorable
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+7
AE
Not real lol
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Haha, it’s funny he said that. On the other hand, working in the office with food posioning is just stupid.Β 
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