Word on the Street: Staples survey on going to work sick

It seems as though everyone is getting sick lately, but not everyone is staying home to recoup. According to a new study conducted by Staples,

News 12 asked viewers if they call out or tough it out, and the response was split.

News 12 asked viewers if they call out or tough it out, and the response was split. (3/24/14)

THE BRONX - It seems as though everyone is getting sick lately, but not everyone is staying home to recoup. 

According to a new study conducted by Staples, 90 percent of office workers went to work ill in 2012, even though they knew they were sick. 

The study also found that employees were only 60 percent as productive as they would have been if they were healthy at work. 

News 12 asked Bronx viewers if they call out or tough it out, and the response was split. Some would rather stay home and not risk infecting coworkers, but others feared falling behind in their workloads or losing pay. 

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