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Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

November 28, 2006 08:00 ET

VIDEO NEWS B-ROLL: SICK? 75% OF BOSSES WANT YOU TO STAY HOME

New data urges employees to break sickness cycle; stay home and rest

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 28, 2006) - VIDEO NEWS B-ROLL- SATELLITE TRANSMISSION

TITLE : SICK? 75% OF BOSSES WANT YOU TO STAY HOME
New data urges employees to break sickness cycle; stay home and rest.

DATE OF FEED: November 30, 2006

TIME OF FEED: 2:30pm - 3:00pm (14:30-15:00) Eastern Time (continuous loop)

COORDINATES: Dome Playout @ Rogers Centre to Anik F2 C-band, Channel 6B

STORY SUMMARY:
A new poll released today reveals that three quarters of bosses prefer employees to stay home when sick, yet nearly half (46%) of employees took no sick days in the past 12 months. The disconnect? Canadians feel guilty about taking sick time; an outlook that fuels the cycle of illness in the workplace.

Find out revealing data on how bosses and employees weigh in on the issue of sick days. Get timely advice from family physician Dr. Nayana Suchak on the dangers of a "workplace warrior" mentality and tips for staying healthy this cold and flu season.

VISUALS INCLUDE:
Interviews:
- Dr. Nayana Suchak, Family Physician Office

Footage:
- Physician examining patient in office
- Office worker coughing and sneezing at his desk
- Colleagues at a meeting with sick co-worker
- People in elevator with person coughing and sneezing
- Sick person waking up from sleep; calling in sick from home
- Sick person getting ready to go to work
- Sick person taking cold medication
- Sick person arriving to work; getting out of elevator, sneezing
- People walking on the street

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Karen Cleveland
(416) 969-2722

TECHNICAL CONTACT NUMBER - SATELLITE FEED:
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Contact Information

  • Karen Cleveland
    Primary Phone: 416-969-2722
    Secondary Phone: 416-920-9000