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Calling in sick to work-do you do it?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SFG75, Feb 16, 2006.

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Do you call in "sick" to work when you are not?

Poll closed Mar 18, 2006.
  1. Yes-I practically die every day or every other day

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  2. Yes-Only when I'm ill though, I never fake it

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  3. No-I'm a slave to "the man" and I actually like it

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  4. Work?.....what's work?

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  1. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Pontalba,
    I think that makes perfect sense.
    Whenever I went into the office with mild symptoms of whatever, I always had the feeling that if I could do the work I was expected to be there. Otherwise I wasn't sick enough to stay home. And it was only later in my career that a supervisor suggested otherwise.
    I was also expected to call in every day from vacation :eek: "in case something should come up." But that's off topic, so please nobody respond :D :rolleyes:

    Your average, every-day, happy wage slave, :)
    Peder
     
  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit New Member

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    Stealing is when you take something from another that results in a loss. Taking a day off isn't stealing. If it was, there would be a lot of people in prison.
     
  3. angerball

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    I generally only call in sick when I don't feel 100%. However, I don't see anything wrong with taking the odd "mental health" day. What about all the unpaid overtime that most people work these days??
     
  4. abecedarian

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    The company my dh works for has had "Stress Leave" which really created stress for the folks left behind to cover all the people gone because of sick leave, and vacations, and now stress leave..Since a new company has taken over, I don't know if 'stress leave' is still available. I don't know if anyone has been desperate enough to test the waters...
     
  5. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, I could use a few of those!.:eek: :D
     
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    The company I'm temping for finishes at 1pm on Friday. :D It makes it so much easier to get through the week, and I think if more companies did something along those lines, people wouldn't feel the need to "chuck a sickie".
     
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    Everybody should take a sickie once in awhile. Life is may fly short. Illicit days are the most delicious of days! Who knows it might be your last day on Earth. So if you are run down just pick up that phone and tell them how very sick you are! Nothing wrong with it at all.
     
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    I have had to take a number of "sickie" days to take care of my wife when she was ill this summer/fall. Since then though, I haven't taken a sick day unless I honestly could not get out bed. Unfourtunately, a lot of people I work with come in when they're half dead, and therefore, I get sick more than I EVER did before this job.
     
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    I have never had the opportunity to call out because I feel like going to the beach or something along those lines. I normally spend the entire winter getting sick over and over again because my asthma is so bad I'm a bit compromised. I usually drag it out until I can't function and then I call out sick. Even still, I have to have an FMLA because I otherwise violate my company's policy on call outs.
     
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    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I just can't believe that on a board this size, not one person has taken a day off and did so while not being sick. You guys are walking Horatio Algers....all of you. Myself included.:p
     
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    Horatio who?:confused:
     
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    calling in sick

    We're a good bunch:D I've called off work twice in seven years, both times in dire need. We no longer have "sick" days--it's all regarded as vacation time, and there's a limit to how often anyone can call off without getting into hot water for it. There are people who call off as many times as they can get away with it, every single year, where I work (not a highbrow joint). If WE had stress leave, the company would go under!
     
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    Woke up today and saw that this was a big MSN article of the day.:D

    Good excuses:

    If you have to cut your fingernails short enough to miss work.....:eek: ...you've got issues.:cool:
     
  14. Geenh

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    I probably call in when most people would go to work. I sometimes suffer from a rare form of headache that although makes my boss happy to see it (he's a neurologist) it's very difficult for me to do my job properly. Also, it physically manifests itself on my face so I look as if I was beaten all about the left side of my face. Generally, when I get them, I call in sick.

    I never get the flu or anything of that sort - just these debilitating headaches.
     
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    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    When I'm at work, I get a nagging pain in my........rear end. Then, when I go home, I get a nagging pain in the neck(perhaps it's the wife?) I can't win, both top and bottom of me hurt all day.:p :p


    Just kidding of course-sorry to hear of your ailment Greenh. Glad to hear that your work environment(I assume) is so understanding and great about things.
     
  16. Geenh

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    yeah - my boss is very understanding! He presented my case at a conference in Japan. He gets to study me as long as he lets me have the days off! He's a headache specialist.
     
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    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    Wow...you were a case study at a conference!?:eek: Can't say that I have the same distinction, though I'll gladly pass on the headaches.
     
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    I wish I could study Geenh :D
     
  19. Geenh

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    Moto - Oh, is that true?
     
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    oh yeah....down to the very finest detail you little outback hottie :cool:
     

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