Author Topic: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?  (Read 262 times)

Offline tracy9

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What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« on: November 08, 2018, 06:30:07 AM »
My coworker has called in sick at least 10 times since Feb and has left early sick or for dr appts about 20 times.  She is a young active woman who travels all the time and always seems healthy but she has so many excuse to be out.  Chest pain, shoulder pain, back pain,  pelvic inflammatory disease, food poisoning, ear infection, lung infection,  then her dog has an ear infection, or he husband is sick.   She is usually about half hour late most days but doesn’t stay late.  We have a extremely stressful work environment yet no attendance policy.  I have never called in in 5 years and when I have been sick I worked from home.  Others have that option and choose to call in if they feel under the weather.

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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 07:07:09 AM »
Tracy, try to consolidate post of this nature to the originating post, this allows people to follow the premise.
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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 08:24:14 AM »
Tracy9 is this the same person you were talking about in your earlier post? Or is this separate?

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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 09:11:28 AM »
Different person.

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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 10:03:50 AM »
Oh and forgot one.  A UTI last month where she worked from home for 3 days (at least she worked).

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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 11:09:54 AM »
I have been following your posts and would like to share my thoughts. If all you say is true your employer has some malingerers on the payroll. The employer is either to naive too recognize it or does not have the courage to address it. I see you have three choices:

1) Accept it and make the best of it.

2) Address it with your employer if you are willing to accept any consequences from that conversation.

3) Find another job.

If you choose none of these, it is time to forget it and move on. Complaining here will not solve your issue.
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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 11:14:10 AM »
My coworker has called in sick at least 10 times since Feb and has left early sick or for dr appts about 20 times.  She is a young active woman who travels all the time and always seems healthy but she has so many excuse to be out.  Chest pain, shoulder pain, back pain,  pelvic inflammatory disease, food poisoning, ear infection, lung infection,  then her dog has an ear infection, or he husband is sick.   She is usually about half hour late most days but doesn’t stay late.  We have a extremely stressful work environment yet no attendance policy.  I have never called in in 5 years and when I have been sick I worked from home.  Others have that option and choose to call in if they feel under the weather.


As a RETIREE I must recuse myself.

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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 12:02:21 PM »

As a RETIREE I must recuse myself.

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Yeah, the last time I worked for anyone was 30 years ago, so I can't even begin to relate in today's PC world.
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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 03:51:26 PM »
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Yeah, the last time I worked for anyone was 30 years ago, so I can't even begin to relate in today's PC world.

I was on vacation during the Rodney King thing.

I was so lucky.

There's no way I could have kept my mouth shut.


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Re: What do you consider too many sick days and taking advantage?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 03:52:21 PM »
I was on vacation during the Rodney King thing.

I was so lucky.

There's no way I could have kept my mouth shut.
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