Without regular sleep and good eating habits, the body's natural defenses begin to break down and this leads to a higher incidence rate of colds and flu which can contribute to absenteeism, lack of sleep and grouchiness.
The common cold is the most frequent viral infection in the general population, causing more absenteeism from school or work than any other illness.
The Employee Assistance Report, 2001, reported if 5 percent of employees used EAPs, the potential monetary savings would be 3.45 percent of payroll for absenteeism and improved productivity.
Studies show that 15 percent of the workforce account for the majority of absenteeism, which can cost an employer in lost wages that add up quickly.
The crime of "plurality," the holding by one cleric of two or more benefices, was especially attacked, as also clerical absenteeism and ignorance, and laxity in the monastic life.