Much to the chagrin of employers around the world, employees’ temptation to feign illness to avoid work is not limited to high school students and entry-level employees. Professionals in any industry may seek to avoid a day in the office by notifying their employer of a nonexistent illness.
Many companies have acknowledged this reality by simply eliminating the distinction between sick days and general paid-time-off (PTO) days, removing much of the motivation for faking illness.
On the other end of the spectrum are employees who legitimately are sick but choose to come to the office anyway. They either are diligent,