If you’ve got a cold or even a mild case of the flu, you’ll probably try to go to work. It’s the American work ethic: No days off, ever. 69% of us don’t take sick days.
But here’s the truth: Your coworkers WANT you gone…even if it means they have to do more work to cover for you.
Check out these results of a new survey.
1. 63% of people say it’s unprofessional to go to work with a cold.
2. 62% say they’d feel more guilty about getting a coworker sick than taking a day off.
3. And 70% would tell a sick coworker to go home . . . if they could do it anonymously.
On the bright side, the days of people sucking it up and going into work sick could be coming to an end . . . thanks to good ol’ millennials and their “I don’t feel guilty about taking days off, you’re lucky to have a genius like me working for you at all” attitude.
90% of people under 34 say they’d take a sick day if they weren’t feeling well.