40% of Americans would rather do extra work than take a sick day

Mail Online | 11/7/2019 | Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
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Four in 10 Americans would prefer to take on extra work than deal with a sick co-worker, according to new research.

A new survey of 2,000 Americans – in which the vast majority (1,930) were employed – found that 41 percent would rather cover for a co-worker than take the risk of getting sick.

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But when they’re the ones feeling under the weather, employees aren’t so willing to stay home: When it comes to a bad cough, 69 percent feel it’s not a valid reason to stay home from work.

And one in three fear their boss wouldn’t consider it a valid reason to stay home from work either – but 52 percent will assume someone is sick if they start coughing.

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Conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Robitussin, the study found that 78 percent of employed respondents say they feel pressure to power through the workday when they’re feeling under the weather, ignoring common advice to take time to rest and recharge.

There's no throat clearing when it comes to US health officials' advice: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges Americans to 'stay home home you are sick.'

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But many Americans ignore the experts' recommendations.

Part of that is due to stress, as the survey revealed that 42 percent of employees surveyed derive stress from attempting to call out sick.

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Sickness in the workplace is almost inevitable during the cough and cold season, causing concern among co-workers.

More than concern, choosing to power through could even hurt your standing with your fellow employees, as more than three-quarters (82 percent) said they’d be annoyed if someone showed up at the office with...
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