Wall Street Journal article.
Calling in sick can be awkward..
"As flu season approaches, people soon will wake up to a tricky calculation: Should you drag yourself into work f.eeling awful? Or can you get away with staying home to heal?"
"Staying in bed poses a risk of falling behind or being seen as a slacker. But showing up sick, and grossing out or infecting colleagues, can be worse, and a growing number of employers are setting policies to discourage it."
"This year's outbreak of whooping cough, or pertussis—projected to be the worst in 53 years—brings a new, highly contagious risk to the workplace."
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