My Dad seems to think there is virtue in coming into work when he is sick / contagious. It shows he is tough. A good soldier. He's old school. I think he's being a jerk and am not impressed. Stay home until you are better. Why risk taking down several other employees with your illness and destroying productivity for your company? As a manager, I would send any sick employee home and tell them not to pull that crap again. But my Dad doesn't listen to a word I say. He thinks you are weak-willed if you don't come in. So what kind of employee are you? Do you go to work when sick? Do you stay home? I understand if you don't have a good choice and must go in. And that sucks. I think that's poor management. Multiple responses are allowed. Please check which best describes your situation.