First Timed Reading

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          Ben is working as a cook in a cafe.  As he prepares a lunch order, he coughs
and sneezes.  He has a bad cold.  He came to work sick.  

          Steve, a waiter, comes to pick up the order.  He says, “Ben, you’re sick.  You
should go home.  You’re spreading germs everywhere, even on people’s food.  Now
more people will get sick.”

          “I don’t feel good, but I want to work.  I have bills to pay.  I need to work,”
says Ben.

          “Yes, I understand why you came to work,” says Steve, “but this is a time to
stay home.  Come back to work when you feel better.”

“OK.  I’ll go home and rest,” says Ben.  “I’ll let Sam, the head cook, know
that I’m leaving.”