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Work with Marty Nemko: Is it Ethical to Take a Sick Day When Not Sick?

On the Nov. 29, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I did  a switch-sides-in-the middle debate on this question: "Is it okay to take a sick day when not sick? My debate partner was Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools and my wife. 

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon here on KALW, 91.7 FM and worldwide here on KALW.org.  It is archived for a week on the NPR site and available ongoing at iTunes and here at KALW.org.

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.