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Should You Go to Work When You’re Sick?

 

Should You Go to Work When You’re Sick?

You might feel that you’re letting the team—or yourself—down, but there are lots of reasons not to work if you’re not up to it

byBruce Weinstein, PhD

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You buy your morning paper, and the fellow who sells it to you sneezes into his hand—the same hand he then uses to give you your change. At the counter of your favorite coffee shop, the barista wipes her red and runny nose, grabs a paper cup, and prepares your grande latte. At the office, a colleague approaches you, shakes your hand, and then he complains about the nasty cold he has.

The next day, you awaken with a sore throat and feel progressively worse as the day goes on. You don’t sleep well that night, because somehow you’ve just come down with a cold. Hmm. Might there be a connection between the first series of events and the second?

 

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