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The idea has sprung up that only wimps take sick days.
Working while ill is called "presenteeism." You are present but not effective--and you could even lead to more "absenteeism" on the part of smarter coworkers.
People afraid of staying home--even if spewing germs and goo around--think staying home shows a lack of commitment.
People are afraid of being fired. But coming to work can make them sicker--or keep them working at half-capacity for longer.
A vicious cycle.
Work can be a cure for some of life's ills--such as poverty, boredom, and lack of accomplishment--but it can also consume us and make us sick.
And if you are sick, it may be because someone else came to work sick.
I saw two people last week on "reality" or news shows who were sick but still working and talking to colleagues. Thanks a bunch, if I catch something.
There is no vaccine for stupid.