(Closed) NWR: Why is being sick such a crime?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Geezzzzz… I’m sorry, that really sucks.  That’s just ridiculous. 

Originally before I read your post, my thought to the post title was because so many people take advantage of sick time and just call out for nothing.  I know people who have called out sick just cause they were too tired. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That really sucks!  Good luck in getting it sorted out. 

I’m not saying the company is right for acting they are, but from their perspective, they’re losing a lot of time with him getting up every 30 minutes and spending a few minutes in the restrooms.  Those minutes add up.  Say 5 minutes ever half an hour, that’s like 80 minutes during a typical day.  Meaning, from their perspective, they paid him for over an hour that he wasn’t working.  Again, I DO think they’re in the wrong since it’s medical, just trying to suggest what they might be thinking.  AND if they’re thinking that, would he be opposed to suggesting he work a little extra to make up for that time?  I know it’s super unfair, but it could show them that he’s committed…

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

How terrible!  There’s no way the doctor can fax a doctor’s note or send it by mail?  ER visits ain’t cheap!  Especially when the reason is just for a damn note.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

There was a similar thread a few weeks ago on sick leave and such……and it further confirmed my hatred of the US mentality of ‘work till you drop dead’. That’s terrible that they can’t be more understanding. Pretty sure the majority of workers waste more than 80 minutes in a day anyway…..and you know what, I bet when he’s healthier, he’ll be a much more productve worker if they’d been more understanding vs. being treated like crap and coming back feeling unappreciated and disliked.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That truly sucks!  I hope he is able to get that note.  My company once asked me to come in 4 days after I had just broken my ankle and had not one but TWO surgeries to fix it.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissCalifornia:  Of course; I wasn’t trying to insinuate that he wasn’t a good worker, and I hope it didn’t come across like that!  It sucks because the job market is so tight right now.  In my office, when we miss hours, we just stay late and make them up without a problem from management; it was just a thought, anyway!  I can’t believe it could come down to that though – ridiculous!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@abbie017:  You are right, they are paying him for time he is not working. He needs to provide them the paperwork from the ER and from a doctor stating he has an on going condition. Its only fair, especially because he is so new to the job. I’m sorry he has to deal with this, I know it must be tough on him.

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