Lower pay might result in absenteeism as employees get demotivated and find searching other jobs. Most of the nurses are demotivated because of the salary that is being paid and as a result has manifested to be problem with high absenteeism rate. Additionally, Tourangeau et al (2006:135) states that when nurses are remunerated with satisfactory benefits, job satisfaction is high and, thus, absenteeism is reduced.
Low wage jobs have much higher rates of absenteeism, since the cost incurred by an employee for missing work is minimal. In addition, employees earning close to minimum wage may be less concerned with the potential repercussion associated with absenteeism. Some employers in low wage sectors take high rates absenteeism and turnover as a fact of life. However, even in these sectors, there are ways absenteeism can be managed.