Report: Sick workers come to work amid job security fears
Worst flu season in a decade?
- Duration 4:23
- Date Jan 12, 2013
Worst flu season in a decade?
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These aren't shots from the movie outbreak -- actual emergency triage unit at a Pennsylvania hospital more are going up.
Set up for reading a surge in the latest flu cases and it's not just hospitals across America that are appealing run now.
So is the American workplace and now a new study -- that workers are actually afraid.
To call in sick out of fear of losing their jobs so that -- making this flu outbreak even war.
Yes they absolutely unemployment still at seven point 8% and I think managers in companies are and why do not do enough.
To tell people to stay at home but.
I think that fear is is right and just people are -- In deep deep fear of getting fired from.
Yeah they reported a guy like Adam taken it and run and a mile -- yeah.
Now apples and it out of work a few weeks -- and -- but but that ended and we obviously got to do something about that but it is a real probable zero there is a justified.
-- is it isn't a real is -- a real fear of love losing your job course and -- the sad thing here is growing in on this show anytime you want animate object.
-- I'm clearly not elevated.
The root of the real fear and -- obviously is for people who make their money by the hour debate they get sick they don't they don't get paid period -- I don't watch the need to worry about -- -- this thing is that an economic tragedy but all employers are doing themselves a dis service by having sick people in the office that's gonna get other people think -- event.
Stein what what what is it like out where you are -- it is it.
Is it building and it's something where all right the state officials are saying aren't as we got a -- our hands we're gonna start telling employers tell their folks stay -- home.
Well I'm in Washington DC today so out where I am is that -- way but I'll tell you study about how scared people are.
Last night I was watching sky fall the new James Bond movie for the tenth time great movie.
And people one woman's side coughing and every one in the theater moved away from -- are terrified and with good reason why a vicious blow and people should not -- -- to work whether he's -- and that is extremely socially irresponsible.
-- Let's we've come a long way from take this job and seven but I gotta tell you there's a joke and in my company.
That you have to quit or be fired to Vic a day off as well it felt like.
-- -- a lot of -- 1101000.
Dollars and you've got itself but because it.
What is the what -- they tell me on the straight up they want to.
They have been at work but it hit the -- you really -- -- policy you have to be you're dead.
Yeah well listen you're sick you're sick you know but I haven't you and and are you saying that I don't know what it takes -- -- hundred -- business -- -- -- -- -- the I don't -- that's where doctors notes but I got but you do have yet legitimately sick yes you'd that they didn't really selling like -- -- -- -- yeah.
-- -- talent a god given talent up.
I'd look to see the margin of error on the serve.
It's -- where where -- generally a nation of wimps and whiners and complain there's.
And he just because -- flu -- just strikes me that people worry this.
They would sue if they got fired.
Overtaken they often -- at this is a nation -- so where people sue you for anything.
You know I -- Zandi now any greens that people who are nervous about there's stability of work they don't go -- I I don't think -- great numbers now.
I think I think most people know that most employers know that you fire somebody for taken -- the -- when they're not gonna say you were fired -- that -- Charles is that why it is that everybody.
Jones about an unrelated reasons as his zoos and didn't tell kids sick fly now than gas Carlyle.
Atlantic construction -- -- he would get them the -- he does and I concedes it -- what is.
Is this move on it's laid -- -- -- But yeah.
What happens in Vegas alone life then I'll sit right there -- off him and I -- say not another good and I.
We're in a brilliant I think that we work through pain and that's been one of the reasons that people do go to war because they'd like working.
Because they hate their spouses and I don't want to -- now.
I'm not yeah.
It's regularly got a guy that was an innocent particularly wanted to do I don't know if this is two up two down -- -- -- picking up why doesn't.