Sicks and Sick Building Syndrome
Sicks are a common verb with many different meanings. In the U.S., sick means something cool, while in the UK, sick is a negative word, meaning something unpleasant. Sick is also a synonym for vomiting. If you’re sick, you should not do anything, such as work or school, while you’re feeling under the weather. Here are some common examples of sentences using sick. You might be surprised by the different meanings!
Most nations require employers to provide paid sicks, but there are exceptions. In most of Europe, most Latin American, and some Asian countries, employees are required to be off work for a specified amount of days each year. Some employers voluntarily offer paid sicks, while others may only offer this option after signing a collective bargaining agreement with their union. In countries with less favorable labor laws, employees are expected to use their paid vacation time when they are sick.
SICKS is not a standalone test of individual student skills; it is part of a larger assessment instrument. Therefore, it is impossible to use SICKS to measure student performance on individual scales. However, if you use the SICKS in conjunction with other measures, you will be able to get a clear picture of how well a student is performing in the key skills domain. Additionally, SICKS provides a common language between practitioners, and can be used to create an negotiated assessment rubric.
Symptoms of sick building syndrome vary by individual, but can often mimic many different conditions. The symptoms usually improve when you leave the building, but return if you return to it. If your symptoms recur often, they may indicate a more serious underlying disease. You can begin to notice symptoms of strep throat or other respiratory illness after a few days, or they may take several weeks. A simple treatment involves taking an antihistamine to relieve the symptoms of itchy eyes, or an epinephrine nasal spray for the nose.