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January 14, 2013

Flu hammers business and employees

  • Here are some tips on how to stay healthy at work: meet via conference calls, stagger shifts and don't shake hands.
  • By MATTHEW PERRONE
    AP Health Writer

    WASHINGTON — Nearly half the 70 employees at a Ford dealership in Clarksville, Ind., have been out sick at some point in the past month. It didn't have to be that way, the boss says.

    “If people had stayed home in the first place, a lot of times that spread wouldn't have happened,” says Marty Book, a vice president at Carriage Ford. “But people really want to get out and do their jobs, and sometimes that's a detriment.”


     
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