In a recent IT Dojo video, I share common-sense tips IT pros should use every day to stay healthy at work. Unfortunately when many IT pros become ill, they fell compelled to go in to work. A 2008 poll of over 3,500 TechRepublic members found that 43 percent of respondents felt "extreme pressure" to go in to work when they were sick. Yet, the H1N1 outbreak has prompted many employers to encourage sick workers to stay home and avoid infecting the entire office.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.