90% of Us Go to Work Sick, and a Third of Us Never Skip a Day
It's the start of flu season. So go get your flu shot, or one of your co-workers MIGHT get you sick.
A new poll found just under 90% us go to work with cold or flu symptoms at least some of the time. Including a full third who said they ALWAYS do, no matter how sick they are. Only 11% of us never go to work with cold or flu symptoms.
The #1 reason we show up sick is we feel like there's just too much work to do. 54% of people in the survey said that's one of the reasons they still go in.
The top four reasons are: There's just too much work . . . I don't want to burn a sick day . . . pressure from the boss . . . and my co-workers do it, so I should too.
The study also looked at the cities where people are most likely to show up to work sick.
Charlotte and Miami tied for first. 96% of people said they go in with symptoms at least sometimes. The rest of the top five are Austin, Chicago, and Cincinnati.