Coming In Sick

This Ted Rall comic was timely since I took a sick day yesterday.

More than one in four Americans go to work even when they’re sick because they are afraid of losing their jobs. Nearly 20% of Americans say they come to work when they’re sick, no matter what. And 17% of workers report that only doctor’s direct orders would keep them home.

I wonder how many boardrooms conspire to restrict sick time – I think most of the jobs in which people are afraid to come in tend to be entry-level positions.

Related: You come to work sick = You’re Gaëten Dugas

My position is still the same – I think you’re selfish if you come in sick and expose healthy people to your illness. Stealing somebody’s health is one of the worst things you can do.