5 Good Reasons To Avoid Presenteeism

by Mr. Lazy

Workers feeling sick often force themselves to work reducing the efficiency of the workplace, a practice known as presenteeism. The New York Times has 5 good reasons to stay home when you come down with a cold.

Since people are most contagious in the first two or three days of a cold, you will help your whole organization by not getting your colleagues sick.

The article also makes to good point that rest will help to get better faster and is a better alternative than going to work and hardly working for a week. If you’ve got the option, consider a few hours to efficient telecommuting. Who knows – you may even make a colleague happy that you’re out, it may just cancel that meeting they’ve been dreading!

[photo by: delinion]

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