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Offline JesterTopic starter

sick day excuses
« on: August 01, 2006, 05:18:27 PM »
i am often told we are a community that looks after each other.

well i have half an hour to decide what i shall use tomorrow as an excuse.

i have used contact problems now. good excuse so far dont you think?

what are yours? please help!! i dont want work!

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Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 05:25:17 PM »
threw back out, twisted knee, ear ache, migraine...all plausible, and none require any visible injury

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 06:44:17 PM »
-You got struck by lightening after a visit to our house and we are burying you tomorrow?

-The dog ate the postman?

-You just can't be arsed and they are all areholes anyway?
(Oh no, that's what I put in my resignation letter)

Offline RubySlippers

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 07:10:55 PM »
Well with some of those you have to explain a fast recovery I would use a impacted wisdom tooth or cracked molar that hurts a hell of a lot and can be fixed by an emergency dental visit. And is easiest to cover up.

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006, 07:14:44 PM »
What you have never used the "Sorry but I couldn't contact you yesterday because I died" Excuse before?
Good grief, kids of today!

Offline RubySlippers

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006, 07:40:32 PM »
By the way you do realize taking off a dy of work when you are ABLE to work using a sick day is stealing from your employer. Your stealing from his productivity why not wait and ask for a day off when its convenient for your company?

Offline Lilian

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006, 09:32:25 PM »
I'm proud to work in a company where they'll understand the answer,  "I just dont fucking feel like it." ^^

...as long as we dont take any time off the next two weeks and preferrably if they knew when you didnt feel like it at least a few days in advance. >.>

Offline RubySlippers

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 09:36:57 PM »
Well I will get next year 21 personal days they prefer not taking them over the peak holiday season since we process and handle customers for Macys and Budines plus a dozen smaller nitche chains of stores, but they are paid and can be used for sick days or vacations. But using sick days when your not sick is stealing if they pay you they are supposed to be if your ill.

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Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 09:41:36 PM »
we get 'paid time off', and you take it when you want, for what you want.  I'm fortunate that my job doesn't have periodic 'busy' periods...it's pretty much slow all the time lol...but when it does get a little busier, of course I don't take time off, unless I am really sick.  but if during a normal week, I wake up one morning and just don't feel like going into work, I call in, and everyone is okay with it...no excuses, I just say I'm not coming in.  I do tell them that if anything happens and they need me, they can reach me on my cell.  I'm always available on my cell, UNLESS, I'm taking actual vacation and doing something away from home...then my cell is OFF! ;)

Offline Lilian

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 10:07:36 PM »
My job is entering into the busy season.

For EVERY SINGLE HOTEL AND CASINO... FOR EVERY SINGLE CONVENTION COMING INTO LAS VEGAS... there are two people delivering radios.  There is one person that programs Nextels. There is one person that programs radios. And up to three people taking care of all the shipping.

We're talking up to a couple of THOUSAND radios in a week...  and everything be perfect. No mistakes. Ever.

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Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2006, 10:38:11 PM »
and everything be perfect. No mistakes. Ever.

Talk about pressure!  I'd never exist in that world.

Offline Lilian

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2006, 11:31:20 PM »
Yea.. company wants to boast about making over one hundred and fifty million in one year and buying out all its competitors..  cant afford to hire more help. =P  Or even provide more than three cheap t-shirts per driver...

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2006, 03:16:02 AM »
Hell Ruby.....you have so much to learn about life......

Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2006, 04:05:51 AM »
so ruby do you never drink too much the night before and wake up feeling rough and not wanting to go into work?

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2006, 05:11:07 AM »
What about being sick of work?

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2006, 07:14:36 AM »
If you're self-employed and don't feel like getting out of bed and carrying your laptop downstairs to your office, leave your cellphone on only for emergencies, and then veg out all day, am I stealing from myself?

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2006, 09:10:34 AM »
Well in that case I had better take myself off to the cop shop right now and do myself for fraudulant use of my own time! *laughs*

Offline Apple of Eris

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2006, 10:06:51 AM »
I think I should fire myself, though I actually did get up and go into town since I have work to do today. Yay, and with a heat index that is supposed to go up to 115 Farenheit! Woo!

Offline RubySlippers

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2006, 10:14:43 AM »
so ruby do you never drink too much the night before and wake up feeling rough and not wanting to go into work?

Sure I have bad days that is different from being SICK or having a medical reason to not go to work. And I don't drink I'm under 21. My point is I'm hired to work sick days are a privalege to use when your legitimately ill or a lovd one is ill (most companies include that) to take care of matters. Its not to be abused.

I get paid personal days and can use them for anything I want but I still should be at work unless arrangements are made or there is an emergency otherwise its stealing from my empoyer- I have a moral obligation to be at work unless I can't for a good reason OR have arranged such ahead of time.


Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2006, 10:23:09 AM »
well. i admire that. i think its foolish but i admire it.

i dont think many companies would show you the same loyalty. there are millions of people the world over who are underpaid, over worked, bullied, not allowed to use their holidays when it is convenient to them, dont get a cost of living pay rise, and is this not morally wrong?

in england people regularly drink before they are legally allowed to. i started drinking/smoking/sleeping with my mates on brighton beach from the age of 14 and i think it is something that a lot of people do (perhaps not on brighton beach).

i think the first time you are made redundant or dont get a pay rise or are told that those two weeks for your holiday are not convenient and you have to wait two months you will think differently about where your moral obligations lie.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2006, 10:51:07 AM »
Well what happened to ones work ethics in the world. Just because the company might treat an employee badly does not mean you should not do your best by the company. Now I can understand union strikes and other mechanisms I have coal mining relatives in the family and they had to strike for better conditions in the past and maybe now. There is a difference between ones health and safety, and using lame excuses not to work when you can.

As for my personal days I get 8 right now being with the company under a year and I can't take them for personal reasons during the busy periods like the Christmas rush- save if their is a good reason like a medical need or a death in the family. Sure they can place limits on them when the sales shoot up at the stores we cover we have to work. I even get sent to the credit granting section or customer service now and then when its busy.

But even if the company screwed me over at some point we have a right to hire state they can just as easily fire me the one defense since I'm disabled is it might make them think twice doing so.  But do I trust them- no. I save as much as I can and am using them to get my bachelors degree since they are going to pay half the costs. But there are workers that have been here for 10, 20 or more years. And I for one think a strong work ethic, being professional and not abusing the privaleges given to me and maintaining good attendance matters in an employee.



Offline JesterTopic starter

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2006, 10:55:39 AM »
right....



anyway after one particularily heave night out i once phoned in and told my boss i had knackered my ankle and i had two wrap it up in a bandage so that i had restricted movement and also so i rememebered to limp for two weeks.

2 sick days or 2 weeks limping? hmmmmmm

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2006, 11:15:47 AM »
I think Ruby, you should be careful about imposing your American values onto British workers.

It is also bad to say that those who take the occasional sick day, simply because they just can't build up the enthusiasm to go in, are bad workers.
You will find that most who do so are far better workers when they are there than the ones who trudge in every day and sit there doing bugger all, because they don't want to be there and are misserable.

Offline Max

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2006, 07:53:02 AM »
I think I should fire myself, though I actually did get up and go into town since I have work to do today. Yay, and with a heat index that is supposed to go up to 115 Farenheit! Woo!

Just curious, if you fired yourself, who would you get to do your job?  And what if you decided that you were not fired, what then?  :)

Offline Elvi

Re: sick day excuses
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2006, 08:11:23 AM »
Well, if I were to fire myself, the first thing I would do would be to go to the industrial tribunal and claim unfair dismissal.
Then I would be given a huge amount of compensation when I won the case, which I would have to pay myself and would have to offer me my job back.