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Working sick? Your co-workers are sort of OK with it

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13 2014 1:15 p.m. MST

In a recent survey, people were asked, "How frequently do you go into work when you're feeling sick?" Forty-two percent said very frequently, and 34 percent said somewhat frequently. Only 16 percent said somewhat infrequently, and 7 percent said never. A new survey by the National Sanitation Foundation found that workers think anyone who comes into the office while sick is a hard worker, or is the victim of low amounts of sick leave, according to Working Mother.

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Worried what your co-workers will think of you if you head into work sick?

Well, worry not. A new survey by the National Sanitation Foundation found that workers think anyone who comes into the office while sick is a hard worker, or is the victim of low amounts of sick leave, according to Working Mother, a parenting blog. And just 16 percent of U.S. workers consider their sick co-workers as “insensitive by failing to consider colleagues’ health,” Working Mother said.

“Why all the in-office ailers? Deadlines (no surprise) as well as unpaid sick time are the main reason workers go to work when under the weather,” Working Mother said. “And 25 percent say they choose to satisfy bosses who expect them to work regardless of being ill. It's enough to make you, well, sick.”

Read the full article at workingmother.com.

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