CO-WORKERS have been told they do not have to cough as much as they are coughing and that they are probably doing it for attention.
Across the country colleagues who are just back at work after a bad cold have been told it is simply a case of ‘focusing their minds’ and ‘not being arseholes’.
In Peterborough, Susan Traherne told co-worker Joseph Turner: “I’m not necessarily saying that you don’t need to cough. I’m sure you’re really ill.
“But if you try to space it so it’s only every five minutes you’ll be a lot happier, and it’ll help you more.
“And when you do have to cough, it doesn’t have to be so loud. We all know you’ve been ill Joseph, you don’t have to advertise it.
“Perhaps you could just try thinking about other human beings for once in your life, yeah?”
Turner said: “Did she say something? I didn’t hear. I was coughing my fucking guts up.”