Ever encounter a team member wearing three layers of clothing when everyone else is comfortable, resting her head on the desk any chance she gets and toting a box of Kleenex everywhere she goes? While your initial thoughts might be that you wouldn’t have shown up in that condition and that you’d rather she had taken the day off, examine whether these statements are actually true.
According to a consumer flu survey conducted by CVS Pharmacy, two out of three employed Americans admit they would go to work even if they were feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. Not wanting to use up PTO time and worrying about lost wages are among the most common factors behind this decision. Forty percent of respondents, however, also note that they trudge in because “their company/boss expects them to come into work.”
Being short-staffed is never a pleasant situation, but the consequences of having a sick person in the office can be even worse....(register to read more)