Something for the weekend

I am not in the habit of someone else writing the blog, but an article in the Manchester Evening News caught my eye, and I wanted to share it.

Two out of five small business bosses continue to work from their sick beds when they are off ill, according to research. A study of 250 business owners by health firm Bupa showed that a third believed their company would collapse if they took time off.

Bupa said the findings showed that a “significant proportion” of bosses were risking burnout and ill health by continuing to work while they were ill. Tony Wood, sales and marketing director at Bupa, said: “Small business bosses are real troupers; they are totally committed to running their firms in sickness as well as health. “However they need to think about how to take care of their health needs and those of their staff, as working through sickness isn’t a long-term solution for anyone.”

So there you are, please spare a thought for those hard-pressed small business owners. I am going to take positive action to combat this – I’m off to the “boardroom” for a restorative tonic (and gin…………..)

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