Report suggests more and more of us put our job before our health

July 23rd 2015 / Elizabeth Bennett Google+ Elizabeth Bennett


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A new study has found that 40% of workers haven’t taken a single day off sick in the last 12 months...

Tried to hide your sniffles in an important meeting? Struggled with a sick bug whilst trying to meet a deadline? It appears you’re not alone as new findings suggest that 48% of employees have gone in to work when they are ill.

The report published by One4all Rewards questioned 2,000 full and part time UK workers and concluded an epidemic of ‘presenteeism’. No, that isn’t some nasty disease but defined as the practice of being present at your place of work for more hours than is required - normally as a result of insecurity about your job.

Indeed, it is not just when we’re ill that we find it hard to leave our desks with the study also finding that 1 in 4 of us work through our lunch breaks and 1 in 5 of us work during our holidays.

With wellness experts suggesting a healthy work life balance is key to productivity maybe that duvet day wasn't such a bad idea after all…


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