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"The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
:: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 ::
Under the weather? Stay in bed - Caitlin Crawshaw, Canwest News Service It's a common story for many workers: Though you're sick as a dog, you figure you're somehow not too sick to make it into work.
It's a phenomenon known as 'presenteeism,' and like its better-known cousin absenteeism, it results in lost productivity. A 2004 article in the Harvard Business Review suggested presenteeism costs the U.S. a staggering $150 billion a year.