Why You Really Shouldn't Go To Work When You're Sick

Going to work sick is not only bad for you, but it also affects the people around you. How important is it for you to stay home?

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Here's how fast viruses spread in your office (Washington Post)
"Only two to four hours after being deposited on a single doorknob or tabletop, viruses were present on more than half of workers and visitors in the building, as well as more than half of the surfaces they would commonly touch."

Presenteeism: At Work-But Out of It (Harvard Business Review)
"Woody Allen once said that 80% of success in life can be attributed to simply showing up. But a growing body of research indicates that-in the workplace, at least-this wry estimate may be somewhat optimistic. Researchers say that presenteeism-the problem of workers' being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning-can cut individual productivity by one-third or more."