If you’re sick with a cold or the flu you might be worried that taking the day off work could mean losing your job. Not likely. In a survey of bosses, almost three-quarters said staff should stay at home if they feel ill rather than drag themselves to their desks. However, a separate poll of employees found many are worried or feel guilty about taking a day off sick, with 57 percent saying they would have to be severely ill before deciding to stay at home.
… Another reason its OK to take the day off: the economy. Since 2015 the unemployment rate has been at just 5% or lower so unless you’re absent a lot it’s unlikely your employer has the time and resources to find your replacement.