Shit, innit? Makes me proper nervous, even when I'm ILL.
Had a sore throat and a stupid cough, I'm sure I sounded like someone 'pretending to be ill' when I was talking to the manager. I felt even worse the next day, but just went in to work and got on with it because I felt bad ringing in sick again and letting 'the team' down.
I'd still feel awful ringing in sick if I'd broken both legs I'm sure.
Don't think I've actually rung in sick for about 10 years
Felt like throwing a sicky today, but remembered I'm going for a curry tonight.
my second last place of work ignored me when I texted in sick and pretended I hadn't contacted them at all because I was 'supposed to call'.
Calling in sick always makes me nervous and feel guilty even if I feel like death, it's rubbish.
I don't know what the policy is here (and thankfully haven't had reason to find out), but my dad was saying his company is pretty strict, and all done on percentages that build up - how much of a week, how much of a month, how much of three months, so if you've taken too much off cumulatively, they'll investigate. It does sound like he works with some right shirkers to be fair.
He had a heart attack a couple of years back and they weren't happy then, let alone if he has any time off now, cunts.
but i've worked with local authorities whereby if you're off 3 days or more in one year you're sent for a medical and if they can't find anything "wrong" with you you're given written warnings etc. utterly mental
3 days in a YEAR and you get a written warning?
It's not unlikely to get laid off with an illness for three days.
and it's a written warning, unless you argue it's been for the same illness at which point they start looking into the "sustainability" of you working in your current post
i aquired three in five months (it helps that i'm chronically ill and disabled), and then had to be sent home without pay; i went into work to explain and they saw the state i was in and that i was unable to undertake any work. they told me if i wanted paid i'd have to do some admin in the main office but i couldn't have done that either.
i've supposedly used up my 'sick day allowance' for the year in doing this
Sick pay only guaranteed for the first month - discretionary after.
Doesn't matter if its a day or two months (assuming you've got a note to cover that long).
I think if that happens you get a talking to from personnel. My grilfriend's dad works for the council and if they have 3 off in 12 months, they get straight up sacked...
what? 3 sick days off in a year and you get sacked?
this can't be right
And he says that people get in trouble not for the amount of time they have off, but the number of occurances
most places are like that. thats why its better to take a week off for a sicky, rather than just a Monday. get your moneys worth, innit
I was in A&E from 11pm to 7am, was supposed to start work at 9. I rang up to tell Sainsburys that I wasn't going to be coming to work as I'd just got out of hospital. They told me *Can't you come in and sit on a till?*
I didn't do a 5 day week for about a year. I just told them I didnt get paid (as I was a temp) and if they wanted to get someone else in then thats fine. Now I work at a place where everyones off sick ALL THE TIME Id feel bad if I did, so havent.
my work is pretty slack with all this
i have no idea how long we are ALLOWED to take, but I don't know anyone who's been called up about it.
I think I've been off my 2 or 3 days so far this year.
hopefully that'll be it for this year - i don't get ill that often
i won't come in if i'm ill at all tho, bit of a cold and i'm off
the other time I had conjunctivitus but I came in anyway...and left about an hour later because I realised I essentially couldn't see anything.
Mad props to my GP for writing on my fitness for work certificate *TRANSRECTAL ABCESS*. HR took one look at it and went *Oh, err, yeah, good to have you back!* and asked no further questions
If your employers see you as a valuable asset, and if your relationshp with people who hold senior positions is healthy, it shouldn't be an issue.
I think how you speak to people on a daily basis, and how you let them speak to you has a huge effect on this kind of thing. Stop seeing your boss as someone who's more important than you.
Generally, though, as i've said before, be assertive when you ring. You're ill, it's fine, people get ill, you've got absolutely nothing to apologise for. Don't umm and err, don't say you'll try to come in, don't say sorry.
Course, if you regularly let your workmates down by taking too much time off for hangovers and stuff, that's different entirely.
It stops with my boss too. HR don't get involved and there's no record of it anywhere.
It annoys me when people come to work like fucking martyrs with communicable diseases - in most air-conditioned offices you might as well be swapping saliva with them
And then another absence when I had a stomach bug or something, and the supervisor said if I have another absence I have to go upstairs for a disciplinary :(
I understand employers not wanting people to take this piss and not bother coming in because they're hungover or similar but how can a company legally discipline you for being off sick? Is it really better for everyone to come in when they have an illness of some sort and potentially pass it on to everyone and pretty much be miserable and unable to do most work because they're sick and should probably be in bed?
You should always call instead of send an SMS. A text message is too impersonal.
I remember walking to work with my boss on a Monday—one of those awkward occasions where you see each other at the train station. As we walked, he said one of the other two members in his department is likely to call in sick.
He told me the weather determined his suspicions. That day was particularly grey after a beautiful weekend.
Sure enough, less than one minute after our conversation, the flakey South African I sat next to sent an SMS to say she was ill. She may have been, I don't know, but he called it.
Both he and her were dismissed later that year for dealing drugs, but that's another story.
I was told it "wouldn't look good" because I was still on my probationary period. Oops! Jeez, if I'd know that I would've waited another two months before contracting this wonderful cold!
The person on the other end of the phone tried to make me come in later on... What part of calling in sick does he not understand?
Is it really ok to essentially to tell someone they're not allowed to be ill yet? Jesus.
should get yourself into work really
unless you work with kids or pensioners, probably.
flu, sure, but you'd get laughed out of most places for taking time off 'cos of the sniffles.
people who take days off work cause they've got a runny nose are the worst
I would say having coughing fits and sneezing all over the place whilst finding it difficult to speak is not the best look when working in a job serving customers.
I only got this fucking cold because someone else who SHOULD have called in sick came in and sniffled, sneezed and coughed all around me on their shift.
I know saying "I have a cold" sounds pathetic but they're fucking awful.
Try looking for a job somewhere they treat their staff a bit better.
The worst thing is that I work somewhere with literally hundreds of staff - my role is so small and is shared with at least 3 other people so I'm not putting anyone out by not being there. I literally do one single task over and over for hours on end with three other people.
When I was hired I was even told that sometimes the supervisors etc won't even notice if you're not there.
Hardly letting any one down and I'm entitled to being sick like a normal person.
If it was a small business with two or three employees, the reaction would be more understandable.
I used to work somewhere with a small team where if you called in sick someone would have to come in on their day off, or someone would have to work a double shift or the team would have to struggle with one less person - they NEVER gave me shit and were always understanding if I was sick.
This place is appalling!
personally, i think he was trying to bring down the company from the inside
which is rubbish because i'm constantly sick
you're meant to hate your bosses everyone. take as many days off as possible.
sick time where I work. So if you ever need more than a day to get over something, you're pretty much screwed. Same goes for vacation time.
Work with a nasty flu thing.
Manager tells me not to come in.
Call in sick.
Manager warns me about attendance record.
This happened twice in three years. The only two sick days I took.
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