This Global Study Shows Why People Go To Work Sick | Mike For Utah

You’ve probably complained about your sneezing, sniffling co-worker, until you’re the one to coming into work with a cold.

Germs seem to spread in the office as mightily as they did back in grade school, and it might be partly because one out of every four Americans shows up to work sick. Now new research finds people around the globe are prone to working when they should be home in bed, most likely due to a combination of high job demands and low job security.

To better understand “presenteeism,” or the act of attending work while under the weather, researchers at the University of East Anglia looked at data from 61 previous studies with more than 175,960 participants from 34 countries to identify the most common reasons why people came in when they were sick.

Read more at The Huffington Post

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