There was an article in todays (March 7, 2010) 24HR in Toronto (http://eedition.toronto.24hrs.ca/epaper/viewer.aspx) that discusses the fact that many Canadians are reluctant to call in sick because they feel responsible. It infers that we are so dedicated to our jobs that we feel we are letting others down.
I don’t want to take away from that but I would love to know how the question was asked!
Many people I know today are working on contract and don’t get paid to take the day off. I suspect that some employers make a habit of using “self employed” people to keep up their workforce numbers.
I don’t know many people in that position that can afford to take time off sick!
I’m just sayin’…