We need people to show up to work and work. We can’t have people staying at home. It’s not about being tough.I'm guessing that everyone in ihhawks office has sick or vacation days. ihhawk seems to have an office of "tough" guys.
Every office has the folks that are sick all the time. Those people have been “the exposed” so much that they basically are never at work. When that happens the rest of us have to do their jobs so we can keep things moving.
So yes, if I have a running nose I use a Kleenex and keep working