Dear Little Brother,
Now that you are in charge of a group of people, I will let you in on a little secret that you may have not noticed before you were put in charge:
Rarely does anyone ever call in sick on Wednesday.
All the time.
Yep — Almost as bad as Fridays.
But almost never on a Wednesday.
So whenever flu season rolls around (or the hiccups or whatever), just remember – you are going to need to plan your work goals around some of your people just being out sick on any given Friday.
I have always noticed that somehow Wednesdays seem to be good for getting stuff done that requires people … actually being at work.