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Calling in Sick

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Tornado, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Tornado

    Tornado Registered User

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    How often do you do this crafty business?

    People ask me how many days leave I have. I have 30 days leave excluding bank holidays, Christmas etc. After Christmas Eve, we shut down until the first working day of the new year.

    I also have 15 days for scheduled illnesses.
     
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    I had to pull a sicky after a messy night. About two months ago.

    Was my first sick day in about a year though.
     
  3. SpursLegend

    SpursLegend Formarly known as Lockie

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    I've had probably 8/10 days off sick where I work now and I've been there nearly 7 years.

    I hate calling in sick, always feel embarrassed!
     
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    Si Robin Cheltenham Spa - Ra ra ra

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    How do you schedule an illness?

    At the beginning of July I called in sick for the first time in my current role, and first time in over 6 years. I absolutely hate it - fortunately, my team leader now just accepts a text.
     
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    I had 2 weeks off last year for a scheduled cataract operation.

    Otherwise, if I have 1 day off a year, that's all it is.
     
  6. NotsoPosh

    NotsoPosh Common As Muck !

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    Was off yesterday & Monday due to emergency surgery on Sunday to remove an abcessed sebaceous cyst from my back & now have to have dressings changed & gauze placed in hole for a minimum of 2 weeks every 48 hours , we get flexible holiday hours at work so fortunately I can use some of those.

    One of my appointments is 3 pm on Saturday , I was looking forward to my 1st game of season but health & well being comes 1st , don't want a nasty infection !!!

    In general , I have 1 week sick , with 1,200 people where I work , always a good chance of catching something .
     
  7. Tornado

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    Like scheduling meeting.
     
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  8. ITFC Jez

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    Where I used to work in the public sector, if you had 4 days off sick in a calendar year you were subject to a meeting with a senior manager. If you breached 8 you got a verbal warning and if you got 10 you faced a possible disciplinary.

    Mental.
     
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    That’s mad. I guess if you had a doctors note that wouldn't apply?
     
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    I’ve had I think it’s now about 27 sick days in the 10 years I’ve been in my current job.

    A good chunk of that has been within the last 2 years - dunno if it’s an age thing or a continually working nights think but I swear I get ill more often than I used to...

    Our attendance procedure is pretty good apart from the fact if the illness is continuous the weekends count (obviously not contracted to work weekends)

    So in January I had the flu. Went sick Thursday - all through the following week - doctors note ran till Tuesday.

    Missed 8 working days. Absence classed as 12 days.

    Considering how union bastardised our place is - I’m surprised that was ever agreed to & signed off.
     
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    I had 26 sick days last year alone. No warning :laugh: 11 shifts for tonsillitis, 10 shifts for an injury at work and a standard 5 days for a cold/flu.

    My place is weird. You get pressured by your colleagues to go off sick if you pick up a cold or flu mainly because they don't want it. And as I was told by a chap who is now retired, you don't get brownie points for coming in whilst unwell so why the **** do it? Use your 5 days self-cert.
     
  12. Jonny Ninja

    Jonny Ninja witty unpredictable talent and natural game

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    I average a week or 2 a year. Normally in one go and due to back or hip injuries due to years of martial arts/sports
     
  13. ITFC Jez

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    Yes, although they'd still make you feel guilty for it.

    On the flip side, we all have different tolerances to sickness. My boss would come in on death's door, coughing, sneezing and spluttering.

    Well done you hero, your superhero-ness has potentially hit an open plan office of 40-50 people and will cause a number of them to be hit harder than you when you should really have stayed at home yourself.

    Tell me how that is a wise move for a sickness policy. Make people feel so guilty that they force themselves in and make others ill in the process!
     
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    I would only take a sick day if I was sick. If one of the kids are sick meaning I can’t go to work I would use one of the 3 days emergency parental leave I get each year.

    When I was younger I was a bit more thoughtless though.

    I agree with what was said about not being appreciated or better thought of if you go in work when sick so there is no point. Plus no point spreading stuff round work.
     
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    Funny enough, since I've become self employed, I've only taken 1 or 2 days off sick in nearly 9 years.

    It does change your mentality when you know if you don't work you don't get paid, doesn't it?
     
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    I think it does and when you get responsibilities etc that your rely on the job for.
     
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    Absolutely.

    You don't get paid holidays,sickness etc.

    People don't understand why self employed people may charge more in whatever their trade is.
     
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    I’m PAYE and don’t get sick pay anyway :laugh:

    I’d get SSP obviously for long term sickness, but that’s not worth a shit. If I have one day off, I lose that money.
     
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    You're ****img someone else over if you do it in my job. All of a sudden a colleague has to cover your lesson unprepared. That's not to say I'll go in Ill as ****. There's not many things I hate more than people that are boastful about how they go in to work even when sick. One of capitalisms greatest victories that one. Morons.
     
  20. BleedsIsDead

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    My place is the same to the point where if I feel a little bit under the weather I won’t mention it now because you get told you should go home constantly. I wouldn’t mind but you only get so many paid sick days a year and I’d rather they weren’t all used up because I mentioned I’ve got a mild stomach ache. :laugh:

    I had 4 days off sick a few weeks ago, messaged every day with updates. Was told I’d need a sick note on day 4. Went to the doctors and they basically said that you don’t get one until it’s been 7 days and work kicked off about it. :slap:

    Apart from that though, it’s great.
     

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