58% of Employees Avoid Calling Out of Work Because They’re Scared of Their Boss?

If we learn TWO THINGS from the pandemic, they should be:  Wash your hands.  And do what you can to avoid passing an illness on to others.

A big part of that is not going to work when you’re sick, and yet, most people do.

In a new survey, 58% of workers say they avoid calling out because they’re scared of being reprimanded by their employer.  55% say they’re required to give a reason for calling out . . . and 66% of those people say their bosses “never believe” them.

68% of people say they can’t afford to take a sick day.  It sounds like that’s financially . . . but it’s also possible that there are deadlines that make people feel like they can’t afford to lose work time.

63% of people feel guilty for taking a sick day because it burdens their coworkers.

And 68% of people who can work from home say they feel obligated to work, and that a sick day is only warranted if they have COVID-19.

The survey also found that the average person has gone to work while under the weather THREE times within the past year.


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