How Many Sick Days Are Too Many?

Just because your contract affords you sick days, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you feel comfortable taking them. Still, managing illnesses, or just taking a mental health day here and there, is important for your overall health and well-being, not …

3 Reasons Your Boss Should Want You to Work from Home

Telecommuting can offer workers more flexibility, a greater feeling of independence, and the ability to work from anywhere in the world. It's not just great for you, the employee, either; it can offer real advantages for your employer, as well. If you're trying to convince your boss to let you work from home now and then, you'll want to focus on the ways that letting you telecommute benefits your team and the company as a whole.

Get a Flu Shot, for Your Co-Workers’ Sake

First things first: yes, there are some people who shouldn't get the flu shot. If you think you might be one of them, check with your doctor. For everyone else, getting the yearly flu vaccine is still the best way to keep yourself healthy, productive, and on your co-workers' good side during the upcoming flu season. People in your office will thank you if you don't bring the sickness in to work, and your body will thank you if you can avoid feeling like death by getting a simple shot in the arm. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

Ever Skipped Work By Faking an Illness? You’re Not Alone

Why does Ferris get to ditch when the rest of us have to go? According to a study done by CareerBuilder, based on the surveys of over 5,000 hiring managers, human resources professionals, and U.S. workers, nearly 30 percent of employees have called in sick when they were actually feeling fine. Maybe there are actually fewer Jeannie Buellers out there than we think.

Why You Should Call in Sick

It's cold and flu season, and everyone in your office is sick. You can tell, because they're hacking and coughing in every cubicle and common area in your office. If only they'd stay home. Of course, when you fall ill, thanks to the fact that everyone at your company works when they're sick, you'll come in, too. And the cycle goes on.