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HausAlone
post Dec 17 2014, 05:34 PM
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I have always been a bit of a clean freak but working where in the environment i am now and it's getting a little more serious. I was told before i started, that over the course of my first two years training in the classroom i would pick up any and every common illness because it spreads like wildfire among kids.

There are two children in particular that seem to have a permanent cough and they refuse to cover their mouths so i have on repeated occasions got a full BLOW when i am near them helping with work etc. I obviously don't react negatively and just inform them that they should cover their mouths, before sprinting to the toilet to cleanse myself mellow.gif I now carry hand santiser with me after my tutor mentions that she does but i'm hoping not to become one of those insane "spray at everything" type people. I am the same in the outside world and hate holding onto public railings or getting too close to coughing customers when in shops etc.

Do you all carry anti-bacterial hand sanitisers? Do you dare touch escalator rails or door knobs? Can you ever deal with someone (a loved one maybe?) coughing or sneezing on you? Are you phobic of GERMS or never even think about such things? ohmy.gif
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post Dec 17 2014, 05:58 PM
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I thought this was about being affraid of Germans mellow.gif

I really don't get the obsession with cleaning your hands tho. Surely I wash my hands after going to the toiler and the usual and coughing on someone is NOT DONE in any case, but I'm not one to run to the bathroom to clean myself after I touched something like a door or something
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post Dec 17 2014, 05:59 PM
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Something always spreads around at school around winter (with many pupils off ill a lot + I was a victim of it) so now we get hand sanitizers in every classroom. I think with younger children I also do tend to get a little cautious as there are a lot of kids who will sneeze on their hands, lick them, cough in people's faces or don't wash their hands after they go to the toilet. So whenever I have to go volunteer at my school's Holiday Club (for Dofe) I bring my hand-santizer . Other than that I'm not that big of a Germophobiac laugh.gif
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:23 PM
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QUOTE(NellyXmas. S @ Dec 17 2014, 05:59 PM) *
Something always spreads around at school around winter (with many pupils off ill a lot + I was a victim of it) so now we get hand sanitizers in every classroom. I think with younger children I also do tend to get a little cautious as there are a lot of kids who will sneeze on their hands, lick them, cough in people's faces or don't wash their hands after they go to the toilet. So whenever I have to go volunteer at my school's Holiday Club (for Dofe) I bring my hand-santizer . Other than that I'm not that big of a Germophobiac laugh.gif

I am in Year 1 next term which involves literally wiping their noses for them in some cases~ need to get over my fear and just get stuck in there so to speak (mellow.gif). And they do definitely do that; coughing all over the place and putting their hands everywhere.

Some of my fellow trainees have had children pooing in class which i haven't experienced yet, but dare i say i'd be able to deal with that better than a germ spreading sneezing/coughing fit ohmy.gif
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:35 PM
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Did you know that urine is sterile?

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post Dec 17 2014, 06:37 PM
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Generally use hand sanitiser after every single customer at work considering there's supposedly a small trace of cocaine on 1 in 20 £20 notes, and there's a lot of addicts as well as a handful of customers who (apparently) have Hepatitis C, so after them too.
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE(TOXIC_AIR @ Dec 17 2014, 06:35 PM) *
Did you know that urine is sterile?

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Eeewwww /:O wow
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:40 PM
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Haus you're going to be catching all sorts of illnesses in this job. Probably more than I do with you being primary. I'm into my fourth year and am only just building up an immunity to it all.
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(NellyXmas. S @ Dec 17 2014, 01:38 PM) *
Eeewwww /:O wow


R. Kelly rejoice.
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE(TOXIC_AIR @ Dec 17 2014, 06:35 PM) *
Did you know that urine is sterile?

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And that would be cheaper than buying endless supplies of antibacterial hand wash... thinking.gif

QUOTE(Calum Hood @ Dec 17 2014, 06:37 PM) *
Generally use hand sanitiser after every single customer at work considering there's supposedly a small trace of cocaine on 1 in 20 £20 notes, and there's a lot of addicts as well as a handful of customers who (apparently) have Hepatitis C, so after them too.

Yeah it's horrible working with customers too. I had a guy cough into his hands uncontrollably once, and when he came to pay, i found a twenty scrunched up in said hand :/ wanted to let him have the products for free but that would have been a little unprofessional lol.

QUOTE(frosTthesnowBoy @ Dec 17 2014, 06:40 PM) *
Haus you're going to be catching all sorts of illnesses in this job. Probably more than I do with you being primary. I'm into my fourth year and am only just building up an immunity to it all.

I had a bad bout of illnesses half way into my first placement. Finally over it, but yeah it comes with the job i suppose.
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post Dec 17 2014, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE(ClausofKubrick @ Dec 17 2014, 06:45 PM) *
Yeah it's horrible working with customers too. I had a guy cough into his hands uncontrollably once, and when he came to pay, i found a twenty scrunched up in said hand :/ wanted to let him have the products for free but that would have been a little unprofessional lol.

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Best thing about the bank though is we have the security glass so don't have their germs all over our faces, but on the glass instead (which is still very unpleasant to look at, but rather it than me).
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post Dec 17 2014, 08:46 PM
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I swear by hand sanitiser gel and wash my hands very frequently, I wouldn't say I'm obsessive but I am very hygiene conscious.
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post Dec 17 2014, 08:50 PM
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My germophobia level is average.
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post Dec 18 2014, 06:40 AM
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Not very germophobic but I hate when my hands are dirty. I have hand sanitiser at work and I apply it like every couple of hours even if I didn't leave my work place. I don't get how people can function at work without any kind of soap too (people here are terrible so there's basically no soap in the toilets in this building oops). sad.gif I like being able to touch my face so gelling in is the only option for me~
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post Dec 18 2014, 04:57 PM
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Last night, I came across an amateur porn video of someone jerking off on a plane. He came all over the seats and apparently he was not caught at all (though I guess someone must have smelled it). One of the comments under that particular video, spoke of germophobia.

My point is, people have every right to be germophobic. There are very disgusting people out there. I don't personally carry a hand sanitiser, but make sure to wash my hands everywhere I go that has a loo. In summer, I sometimes also carry around a little soap with me, because my hands get sweaty.


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post Dec 20 2014, 03:02 PM
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Bought some hand gel today and intend to start making use of the stuff regularly. This is what suffering from the worst cold I remember personally experiencing has driven me to.

Also planning to wear gloves at work/on trains from now on. Don't want to be excessive but the Underground is probably filled with germs and no one will be spreading their cold to me in future via oysters/rails etc. on my watch as much as I can help it.
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post Dec 20 2014, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE(Calum Hood @ Dec 17 2014, 06:37 PM) *
Generally use hand sanitiser after every single customer at work considering there's supposedly a small trace of cocaine on 1 in 20 £20 notes, and there's a lot of addicts as well as a handful of customers who (apparently) have Hepatitis C, so after them too.

i'm struggling with the link you have over traces of cocaine on a note and "lots of addicts", what are you trying to say? you could develop a cocaine addiction through touching a note. as for hep c, you can't catch it from getting a paper cut on your hand, your blood vessels are too deep. it's through rolling up a note and using it up your nose, where blood vessels are more plentiful and shallower hence the risk.

it's probably much more than 1 in 20 notes that have coke residue, you can apply this line of thinking to everything in life and then everything becomes a risk. if you were to stop sanitising after every customer what do you think might happen?
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post Dec 21 2014, 10:15 AM
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I have hand sanitiser at work that I use after the bathroom because our floor is a conference venue and I've seen people leave the bathroom without washing their hands before puke.gif

I also have some in the car that I use after refuelling. I'm also one of those freaks that uses the gloves at petrol stations. Diesel pumps are nasty and I'd rather not smell like diesel for the rest of the day, it feels slimy too. Just no.
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post Dec 21 2014, 10:36 AM
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I usually just have a set of hand wipes in the car if I'm putting fuel in and it gets on my hands, but other than that I don't really mind. I think it's probably because I've grown up on a farm and it's not like I actively allow myself to be dirty/not wash my hands frequently, but it just happens. I do fully believe exposure to a wider range of germs, bacteria and circumstances will eventually lead to a higher tolerance/less illness, as the majority of my family don't get colds or flu's very often (anecdotal evidence ahoy!, I should be ashamed of myself).
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post Dec 21 2014, 08:02 PM
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QUOTE(░░░░ @ Dec 20 2014, 03:14 PM) *
i'm struggling with the link you have over traces of cocaine on a note and "lots of addicts", what are you trying to say?

I wasn't making a link between those two - sorry if that was worded badly. re. the addicts that come in, most of them have the most unclean fingernails, and just quite dirty hands in general, coughing all over themselves then handing money over to you.
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