Local hospitals are seeing spikes in flu cases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeing flu activity in 47 states.
But, if you’re one of those people sick with the flu or with another illness, are you staying home from work?
Pressure To Go Be At Work, No Matter What
In some jobs, increased pressure to get projects complete can result in people going to work while sick. That can make it take longer to get healthy and potentially leave coworkers infected as well.
Working From Home
Infecting your coworkers isn’t an issue if you work from home. If you work from home, it’s easy to stay home, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not working.
No Sick Pay
Some jobs don’t offer paid sick leave, which means staying home sick means that they don’t get paid.
When you are sick, do you stay home? Do you try to gain extra points with the boss by coming in despite being sick? Do you show up so you don’t lose much needed income? Tell us in the comments area below.