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Are you afraid to take sick days off from work?

More workers facing a sick leave conundrum
Downturn is leading fewer Americans to take time off for medical reasons
By Eve Tahmincioglu contributor
“Everyone is being squeezed for as much productivity as possible,” said Marcia McCormick, an associate professor at St. Louis University School of Law and an editor of the Workplace Prof Blog. Some employers, she continued, may believe they can’t afford to allow people to take the leave they might be entitled to and some intentionally, or unintentionally, put pressure on workers to return to work soon after medical issue, or not take time off at all.


Asked by tasches at 5:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • Yes, I have 10 years of perfect work attendance to prove it, cause I just know I'd get fired if I did, yet everyone around me averages a day or more off every week or two!

    Answer by Indyk at 12:52 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • No. I have the time and it is built into my contract.


    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 5:28 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Not at all...

    Answer by MTM at 5:29 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I own my own business (photography), luckily enough. But even then, most of the time, I'm still working. If not photographing, I'm editing. :P But it's nice if I can just "wait it out a day" when I'm not 100%. Mommies should get sick days too. :P

    Answer by my2luvbugs at 5:37 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • No.

    Answer by andrea96 at 9:11 PM on Sep. 28, 2010