If you have a cold, are you too sick to work? While you can try to run from a common cold , you can't hide! And you must use common sense before you expose others at work to your cold virus. Findings show that when we're sick with the common cold, we're not very productive. In fact, lost productivity on the job accounts for up to 60% of employer health costs -- more than if the sick employees had taken a sick day. (WebMD)
Enough said. No reason to give someone a hard time about calling in (especially when that person has 40 hours of sick time). I'm just saying.