Nov 9, 2009
Public health officials tell us that swine flu is particularly contagious and that anyone who has it should stay home.
Agreed! But how? An estimated 40% of private sector jobs have no paid sick time. A survey last year said two out of three sick workers without sick pay went to work.
Not only don’t a lot of companies pay for sick days, many companies penalize anyone who takes the sick days they have.
We should stay home when we are sick! And get paid! A real public health system, faced with an epidemic, would require every employer to act accordingly.