I keep coming across some words I've never used before.
Presenteeism is the term used for when employees who are under the weather show up and work.
Obviously, it's the opposite of absenteeism.
Although the initial response is to praise those who show up sick, many note to the problem posed by exposing others to illness as well as to the lower productivity of the sick employee.
Employees who are truly ill should remain at home.
It's just that we have all come across some employees who only get deathly ill on Mondays and Fridays; much more than chance could possibly account for.
Unfortunately, those few are the ones who can negatively impact morale for an entire office.