To Save Sick Days
An estimated 111 million workdays are lost to the flu each year, sending $7 billion worth of productivity down the drain. Your coworkers certainly won't want you around if you're flulike. But even if you work from home, good luck getting anything done when you're coughing, sneezing, sweating, and shivering — all at once. And while the worst of the flu might last only a few days — if you're lucky — you probably won't be back at full speed for a week or more. Wouldn't you rather keep a few sick days on hand so you can sneak away on a golf trip once spring hits?