How Sick Is Too Sick for Work? When you wake up with the sniffles — or worse — is it best to tough it out and go to work? Or is showing up contagious unfair to your colleagues? Michael Smith, chief medical editor for Web M.D. talks about when it's best to call in sick.
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How Sick Is Too Sick for Work?

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When you wake up with the sniffles — or worse — is it best to tough it out and go to work? Or is showing up contagious unfair to your colleagues? Michael Smith, chief medical editor for Web M.D. talks about when it's best to call in sick.

The Ethicist: Getting Sick and the Workplace

The Ethicist: Getting Sick and the Workplace

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Randy Cohen, author of The Ethicist column in The New York Times Magazine, considers this week's question: Do you go to work when you have a cold and risk infecting others or stay home and risk upsetting your boss?