Have a Cold? Stay Home and Away from the Work Place
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Cold season has
already arrived and experts recommend that you should deal with your runny
nose, fever and scratchy throat at home and away from co-workers.
The average adult
gets a cold about two or three times a year. Experts say it's not worth it to
work through that sickness.
There are several
First and foremost
you can get others sick by exposing your co-workers to your cold. Close work
quarter, cubicles and shared surfaces like keyboards, door knobs and the water
cooler up their chances of catching the bug.
Second, you're not as
sharp or efficient when you are under the weather and your work will suffer as
Stay home, get better
and use the time off to recharge. You'll be more efficient when you return to
work and much more productive.
Finally, pushing yourself
to work while you're sick can actually prolong your recovery time and weaken
your immune system even more. This means more days of feeling under the
weather, more chances to infect your cube-mate and lower quality output of