The hospital told me to take a couple of days off as they suspected I had broken my wrist, so I did. When I said that the specialist might say it wasn't broken, my wife asked if I'd have to give back the sick days. You can tell she used to work in HR!
Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!
As I have well documented physical issues been to occy health who have written to my line manger informing them that it was likely I would end up taking sick leave but that I am proactive in managing things, I am exempt from return to work interviews as it is a waste of everyone's time. For once common sense has broken out which is unusual in my place of work!!
A fully paid up member of the CRAFT Club
I failed to dive in Antartica
I used to have a handle on life but it broke
You'd think I'd keep my breaking of model helicopter bits to doing acro in the field?
Naah. I've just dropped the number two radio and pushed one of those nice long switch toggles back through itself.
Naturally it doesn't match anything I've got on the shelf so I've had to order some and postpone things...
Helium, because I'm worth it.
Waterboarding at Guantanamo Bay sounded like a radical holiday opportunity until I looked it up.
In NZ, everyone gets 5 days paid sick leave per annum as a minimum for themselves or dependents. Most large employers offer 10 days. After that, it's unpaid. The Kiwis see it as a right and an extension of annual leave. I often hear people say that they have X number of sick days left to take off which is a bit weird.
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We had some individuals where I work who took 26 weeks paid sick pay every year. If your unfortunate enough to be sick it is great you get paid. These people blatantly took the piss. Not only were they off sick they would still expect there holiday pay.
We get 7 USL every 12 months, they come back online as such on the 12 month aniversary of the date they were taken. So it is not a case of getting 7 new ones every January. We have quite a few other odd little rules that you might not have elsewhere, restrictions on when thyley can be taken, no more than 2 days in a row etc etc
We retain the right for managers to remove the privilage of USLs from people we think are taking the piss with them. You get dragged in if you have taken 5 in 12 months.
I view USLs with a lot of sceptacism. How can you be so sick today that you cannot make it to a doctor but can be fine tomorrow? I have always told my lads that if something comes up and they need a day off at the last minute, ring in and I will sort a day's leave for them but do not draw attention to themselves with USLs. In 17 years I have never taken one and I reckon 2011 was last time that someone working for me took one.
They are usually regarded as a hangover day and I will leave someone that takes one on a Monday or Friday regretting their decision if they do.
If my post doesnt have a typo, then I have probably been hacked!