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Employees coming into work sick. Good or Bad? A poll.

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by ldablo41, Oct 9, 2014.

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Employees coming into work sick. Good or Bad? A poll.

  1. I go to work sick

    30.5%
  2. I stay home when sick

    59.3%
  3. My manager expects me to come in when sick

    15.3%
  4. My manager expects me to stay away when sick

    32.2%
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  1. rakdoz

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    If you're sick stay home. It doesn't matter "how sick" you are, you're just as contagious being "a little sick" as being "really sick". If one goes to work like that he's/she's compromising not only his/her own health but all the other ones too. It's not a matter of personal productivity, it's a matter of public heath. If you're company/boss/manager says otherwise they're just being plain irresponsible.

    If you need a doctor's note, then get one. Not only does it make it official and helps you get out of trouble, but if something gets serious it can help you detect and deal with it.
     
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  2. Monocrom

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    Being a little sick is like being a little pregnant.
     
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    As a software engineer / engineering manager, most of my work doesn't necessarily need to happen in the office. I can remote-desktop to my work computer from home so I don't even need to bring my laptop home. So I work when sick, but from home. Unless I need to stay within 5 feet of the toilet, then I'm staying home and not working.

    I do get sick and vacation time though, so I'm fortunate that I can take the time off when needed. Most of my sick time gets used when the kids are sick and if I'm home with them, I'm not going to get any work done.
     
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    With some of my other part time jobs, if I called in sick ever, the shift managers would start cutting my hours because they see me as unreliable after that call in. This is way too common. My current job, this wouldn't happen in. Can't wait until I graduate from college.......
     
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    I go to work because I know the team needs me. I make sure I do not get other people sick, though, by following the obvious precautions
     
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    My boss expects me to work through anything short of a missing limb.

    I also enjoy working, so it tends to work out that im there every day, come hell or high water.
     
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  7. Lou_G

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    I'd hope that was one heck of a migraine, then it makes sense. I tend to push through all kinds of pain or illness, but migraines can be horrible. I had one about 7 or 8 years ago that left me on the floor of my hallway, sobbing. I couldn't harden up enough to go to work that day.
     
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    Unfortunately it was more likely hangover related. :nah_disagree:
     
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    Presuming I'm ambulatory, I'll probably go in. Since I work alone there's no danger of exposing innocent bystanders and if there's trouble with anything, I'll get called in anyway.

    In other jobs where I was around more people, I tended to stay home more.
     
  10. IThinkTooMuch

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    If I'm well enough to drive in, I'll usually go. I'm a cubical rat, so as long as I can keep the wetware upstairs working, I'm good.