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Over two-thirds of employees go into work when sick

Over two-thirds of employees go into work when sick

A staggering 67.5% of UK workers go into work when they are unwell, with 68.3% admitting that they feel guilty for taking sick days.

According to new research from CV-Library, which surveyed 1,300 British employees, the average worker takes between one and two sick days every year.

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Comments (2)

  • Awesome
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 1:36pm BST
    People come into work when sick for a variety of reasons, however, in my experience, its because of a heavy workload, they can't afford NOT to come in or they have a manager that makes their life hell should they dare to call in. I once worked with someone who had their appendix out and were back at their desk 2 days later. Their manager didn't send them home or ask why they were back. They soon went back to hospital when they sneezed and bust their stitches at their desk!
  • Boris
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:16pm BST
    I've always found it frustrating when someone comes into work when they're obviously ill, but it isn't the employers place to send them home like children. If the employee comes in they should be working, if they are sick they should stay at home. Of course this would work better if all employers were made to pay sick pay. I've never understood organisations that don't, after all, one worker can infect others meaning that productivity falls and it's not cost efficient.