The paranoia about swine flu is becoming a really sick joke. The government, to be seen to be 'caring', has whacked out so much Tamiflu that this strain could mutate and become a more deadly strain before the antidote to this one is found. But look at some of the hysteria created in the workplace. This week I have heard of employers that have:
Banned staff using blow dryers in the loos in favour of paper towels.
Banned staff from using tea towels after a brew, yes in favour of paper towels.
Despite that they still have a sign on the stairs saying 'All Staff Must Use The Handrail'.
I think there are far too many people in jobs with no real work to do, or perhaps we are now a nation of big soft tarts whio need to rediscover a bit of backbone. Of course, we must remember the part people like WHO have played in building this hysteria.
And finally, I even saw a nobhead in a surgical mask trotting down the street this week.