By HoneyColony Staff

Everybody has done it and everybody will probably do it again: We wake up feeling terrible, and yet we gather ourselves together enough to trudge into work because we don’t want colleagues to think less of us. We hack, grumble, sneeze, and wheeze through the day (no doubt with very little efficiency work-wise) and repeatedly ask ourselves, “What in God’s name am I doing here?”

The problem, of course, is going to work when you’re sick is pretty much 100% stupid. Angela Hill at The Oakland Tribune took a look at this utterly illogical propensity of ours, and you probably won’t be surprised to know what every single doctor she spoke with said.

“Stay home.”

Of course, it’s not always that easy. Deadline are looming, folks are counting on you, and if you run you’re own business, not going into work means business basically stops.

Or does it?

“I don’t care what your job is, the world will not stop if you don’t go to work, ” said Amy Nichols, director of hospital epidemiology and infection control at UCSF Medical Center. “It’s critical for contagion control, to avoid the domino effect.”

Check out the full article here. You can print it out and give it to your boss next time the flu pummels you into the dirt.

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