It doesn't take long for the flu or a cold to spread all the way through your office. So why do 84% of Houston workers still come to work when they're sick? Amber Watt of Robert Half in Houston has the number 1 reason. “They have too much work on their plate and feel guilty about delegating it out to their co-workers.” She says they also want to save their sick days for family emergencies. “It spreads like wildfire through an office. Workers are making their co-workers sick and that’s not productive for the company.” Watt says this just isn't smart.
The survey that Robert Half reported also said some people don't take sick days because their boss wants them to be productive every day. How can you be productive if you're sick? Watt encourages supervisors to lead by example and stay home when they are sick and consider bringing in temporary workers if necessary. She says it's up to management to arrange guilt free policies to keep their staff functioning at its best.