'Stay home if you're ill' says a large majority in our poll

It’s the time of year for coughs and sneezes. But should you soldier on to work when you’re under the weather, or should you rest and recuperate at home?

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 11:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 4:49 pm
Achoo! Illness comes to us all, but should we stay off work more when it does?

We asked: “Should more be done to encourage people to stay at home when they are ill?”

Of over 300 people who had voted via Facebook at the time of writing, 89% said yes, 11% said no.

Tony Isles said: “Love those brave souls with the lurgy that, no matter what, come into work, impress their boss for their resilience and give the rest of the staff it.”

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Ann Heslop said: “That's why we have we have episodes of schools been closed care homes advise people to stay away and the hospital's advise people to stay away.”

But Chris Batchelor had other concerns, asking: “Who pays the bills when your off work? It's OK for the benefit bums; they get free money.”

Chris Hall thinks: “It’s incredibly selfish to go in when ill. I get people need to work yes, but a few days off to recover doesn’t infect the rest of the work force.

“Everyone should automatically get SSP from their employer for sick days up to a certain number per year. Then you have to fight the government for it

Gary Bains said: “Ha! Ha! Check out all the bosses voting ‘No’. Scared they'll have to get their hands dirty if the plebs don't show for their shifts.”