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Old 09-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Several years ago, at my Government agency, management announced that they would crack down on sick leave abuse. Seems like they did a study and determined that 40% of sick leave occurred on Mondays and Fridays. It flowed down all the management channels to the worker-bees. Then one of the worker-bees pointed out to them that since 40% of the work week is on Mondays and Fridays, there was no statistical evidence of sick leave abuse. Never heard another word about this. One of my favorite w*rk stories!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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That is a good one.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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Hahaha, that is a great story.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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It's possible that there is redundancy in the thread title.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #6
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Here's a couple of old Dilbert cartoons about the same topic:
40% Sick on Dilbert.com
I think we can assume Scott Adams works for the government.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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W*rk is for insane folks ...

Yeah, been there, done that for over 40 years (so I'm not "immune" to the "condition").

Regardless of the challanges in the w*rkplace, there is light at the end of a tunnel (and it isn't another train approaching )...
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It's possible that there is redundancy in the thread title.
That was the first thought I had as well...
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This is right up there with the Medical headline from the Onion.

World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100%

World Death Rate Holding Steady At 100 Percent | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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Worked with a guy who felt guilty calling in sick because he really wasn't sick, just up all night with alergies.

So he called in a vacation day instead.

The boss fired him because company policy said you had to give three days notice for vacation time, so technically he was awol.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #11
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Part two:
Years ago we had a strict policy of 'no family members' working in the company. So when a highly valued engineer married an admin, they asked the admin when she'd be leaving.

She said that she wasn't planning on leaving, but her new husband would supposedly have to.

They changed the policy that day.
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In over 35 years of working, I called in sick just a handful of times when I wasn't really sick. A few times when a pet was sick and they wouldn't understand a few times when the alarm went off at zero dark early and I thought to myself "I just can't do this today". Then there were the many times I went into work when I really was sick because I "had to". Retired with nearly 700 hours of sick leave that didn't go toward anything.
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Retired with nearly 700 hours of sick leave that didn't go toward anything.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #14
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David 1961, I needed a good laugh today!
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In over 35 years of working, I called in sick just a handful of times when I wasn't really sick. A few times when a pet was sick and they wouldn't understand a few times when the alarm went off at zero dark early and I thought to myself "I just can't do this today". Then there were the many times I went into work when I really was sick because I "had to". Retired with nearly 700 hours of sick leave that didn't go toward anything.
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I also currently have 704 hours of sick leave.
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.............I think we can assume Scott Adams works for the government.
Actually, he worked for Pac Tel (Pacific Telesis), one of the seven RBOC's created by the breakup. But monopoly-centric thought took years to decline (not that it went completely away!).
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #17
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What is sick leave?
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I call them " Mental Health Days"...
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #20
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I have about a month of sick leave and intend on exhausting that leave before I quit my government job. Sickness is mostly subjective. I mean who's to say when a headache or exhaustion is a legitimate illness or just an excuse?

Luckily for me, we can use sick leave when anyone in the immediate family is sick, so I should be able to use the leave legitimately. Plus my FMLA leave due to DW's childbirth will allow me to take a few paid sick weeks off. To take care of the baby of course...
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