We know that companies want you to show up at work as much as possible but showing up when sick just spreads your germs everywhere and results in you taking much longer to get better. I know that I'm not nearly as productive when I'm sick, plus it's miserable, so I typically minimize all work for a couple days and sleep as much as possible to get over the bug ASAP. However, without sick leave I've found I'm very reluctant to take this approach and use up personal leave. Similarly, I'm reluctant to miss classes here at school since content won't be repeated. On the flip side I'll admit to taking a mental health day or two at the company I worked at that had unlimited sick leave.
So, our debate, and what I want you to weigh in on, is if restricting sick leave or having none at all actually has an economic benefit for companies or if the spreading of germs and longer duration of illness actually results in less productivity. Do you think those with unlimited leave are suckers?