Dear Crosstalk,

I have a question for all of you. If you have a co-worker who seems to always have a plague.... how do you handle it? Our manager won't handle it even though I know he wants to. It's purely because he's a man and she's a female and he likes to delegate things to females for females.

I've flat out told her to go to a doctor to get something to stop coughing, but she refuses.