If one of your co-workers is coughing ominously now, don’t be surprised.
A recent survey finds that nearly three-fourths of workers go to work when sick, spreading their germy goodness to the rest of us.
This survey of 3,910 workers was conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder.com late last year.
About half of those surveyed said they go to the work while ill because they feel guilty calling in sick.
Given the weak economy, that’s not surprising. Some may fear that if they call in sick it’ll reflect poorly on them, while others may worry about piling more work on their already overworked colleagues. And if your company doesn’t offer paid sick leave, you may just need the money.
Still, maybe some workers should also worry about spreading their germs around. More than half of the workers surveyed also said they had picked up an illness from a co-worker.