Sick office workers reluctant to stay home

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 January, 2011, 12:00am

Most office employees said they would go to work even if they had flu symptoms, thus increasing the risk of spreading the illness. GlaxoSmithKline commissioned a University of Hong Kong survey of more than 500 working adults and found 83 per cent would work despite being ill. A respondent said he would work while sick so his colleagues would not have to shoulder his workload.