Do You Come to Work When You Are Sick?


I'm at home nursing a cold today. I got the cold from my son who got it from a classmate who came to school sick when he should have stayed home. And so it goes...

The same scenario plays out in companies across the nation every day. "Presenteesim", the act of showing up for work sick, has a significant impact on an organization, not only in the risk of spreading disease, but also in terms of diminished quality, productivity, and attention to safety. But people continue to report to work sick for a variety of reasons. Here are the top ones I see. Take our poll and let us know why you come to work sick.