Our expert says:
If you go in to work while suffering from the Flu or Plague, you can infect other workers, so it may be advisable to stay home. If you feel depressed, you're not as likely to cause others to get depressed ! And working while mildly depressed may help you, rather than sitting at home concentrating on how miserable you feel.
And it's hard enough to get employers to recognize the need for seriously ill people to have time off work --- if anyone was allowed to go home after merely declaring themselves to be feeling "depressed" --- how could an employer prevent such a system from being horribly abused ?
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