90% of Workers Admit Going to Work with Cold or Flu
Have you ever gone to work with the flu?
Honestly, I think I'm guilty of this myself... Maybe not the full-blown flu, but I've definitely gone to work with a cold. Accountemps survey was released this weekend that shows 9 out of 10 employees admit to coming to work with a cold or flu-like symptoms. Even crazier (to me anyway) the survey also showed that a third of workers claim they always go into work with an illness of any kind.
Of course, people have a lot of reasons to tough it up and go to work even while sick... Maybe they have a lot of work to do and don't want to play catch-up, or maybe they're only allotted a certain number of sick days.
Regardless of reasoning, we have to be better about staying home when we should.. Not just for our own well-being, but the truth is that it doesn't take much for a small cold to take down an entire staff.