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Take a Sick Day When You're Not Sick?

By Marty Nemko

A survey by CCH, a Chicago-based business information service, found that more people take sick days when they're well than when they're sick. This, of course, decreases trust between employee and employer, and contributes to the increased dishonesty plaguing society. Next time you're tempted to take a not-sick day, might you consider telling your boss the truth, asking permission to take a personal day? Chances are he'll say yes, you will have distinguished yourself as a trustworthy employee, and at the risk of sounding corny, you'll get the good feeling that comes from being honest.

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