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Work Boredom May Cause Employees to Call in Sick
Though theِ stress ofِ anِ especially hectic work day mayِ makeِ you wishِ you’d stayed inِ bed, a newِ study shows thatِ it’sِ actuallyِ a slow day atِ the office thatِ makesِ anِ employee moreِ likelyِ to call inِ sick.
In theِ study, participants wereِ 2.5 times moreِ likelyِ to call inِ sick onِ days theyِ expected toِ haveِ a light workload, compared withِ days whenِ theyِ hadِ a normal workload, theِ researchers said.
One reason forِ the findings mayِ beِ that employees areِ less satisfied withِ theirِ jobs whenِ they’reِ twiddling theirِ thumbs, andِ so they’reِ lessِ motivated toِ show upِ toِ work whenِ feeling ill.