“The average adult gets a cold about two or three times a year, with each one lasting up to a week, or sometimes longer.” …
Why You Shouldn’t Go To Work Sick
Sure You Need The Money … But In The Long Run You’re Better Off At Home!
We’ve all been through it before, of course. No matter what we do there comes a tiime when we come down with the flu or the simple common cold. And, when it happens, we can always count on the fact that it won’t be at a convenient time. It always gets us when we’re in the middle of a big project at work, or we’re working on a deadline … or we just can’t afford to miss the work time and the money.
There are good reasons, though, for staying home when you’re ill. You’ve probably heard them all before, actually, but do you pay attention? Avoiding the misery of sufferring through an illness at work is not the only reason.
Here’s an article from CNN that lays out a couple of other good ones you might want to pay some attention to:
Why You Shouldn’t Go To work Sick – CNN
Staying home from work every time you are sick could add up to a lot of missed days. In fact, it has been reported that up to 40% of lost time from work is due to the common cold, totaling about 23 million missed days per year. Even though it can be tempting to go to work while you’re sick, here are some reasons why you are better off staying home.
In The Long Run, Healthy Living Is The Best Defense
It may be a hard choice to make as the benefits aren’t immediately apparent … especially when you’re feeling under the weather and miserable. But if you combine reasons like the welfare of others, the overall productivity of your workplace, and your own ability to be the best you can be at work, making the decision to simply stop and give your body the rest it needs to bring you back to a healthy state is really the wise thing to do.