Go to work or call in sick?
Sore throat, runny nose, high fever—which of these indicate you’re sick enough to stay home?
Statistics Canada reports that from 2008 to 2009, Canadians took a national average of seven sick days, with Quebec having the highest average (nine days) and Alberta the lowest (six days). Ontarians average six to seven sick days per year.
These guidelines should help you feel a little less guilty about staying home. But if you’re feeling really sick, be sure to make an appointment to see your doctor.