How sick do you have to be before you take the day off from work? If you are like many people you might feel that calling in sick is a bad idea. You may be worried that your boss will be angry at you or that you will miss out on getting work done. These are both valid concerns, but in many situations taking a day off is the best thing you can do for yourself, your co-workers and ultimately your employer.
First off, you have to give yourself a chance to heal. You will generally recover much more quickly if you rest, which is something you can hardly do if you're at work. Your co-workers won't appreciate it if you get them sick. Then they will be the ones wondering whether to take the day off. While your employer may miss your presence for a day or two, having an illness spread through the office will cause many more problems. It's no fun being sick and even less fun thinking about all the catching up you'll have to do when you get back to work. You may be able to do some work from home if your job allows you to (and if you feel up to it), but don't forget to get rest too.More: Calling in Sick to Work