Just stay home, use sick leave $$$$, enjoy your "sick-n-vacation" package. Otherwise spread it onto other employees upwards to the CEO, heh?
No mention of self-employed people who have no paid sick leave and who are struggling to pay bills. Many of us have no choice.
More employers need to consider the bigger picture (#6) regarding people that call in sick. Do they want 1 person out for a day or two, or many people out for the amount of time encompassing the majority of a month or more in total time?Employees; see rule #1 and do everyone including yourself a favor and stay home.