It’s cold and flu season, and as anyone who works in an office knows, co-workers coming in sick can wreak havoc on your health. But it seems that Americans are taking fewer and fewer sick days. According to research by LinkedIn, on average, employees took just 2.5 sick days in 2018 -- and 20 percent of workers surveyed said they couldn’t afford to miss a day of work.
A growing trend? People working from home when they are sick – instead of using that time to rest and get better. According to Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency care physician in New York, “If you’re going to stay at home, that means resting, not working. Sleep is how you fight the illness. It’s a restorative medicine. When you deprive yourself of that rest, you’re prolonging the illness for days.” (Market Watch)