For the last two days I’ve managed to work two full days at work (08:00 to 18:00) plus OT leaving work after 19:00 whilst dying from the killer flu! But that’s not the point, there is a culture of sick leave in my company yet management do nothing about it, colleagues are always taking Sick Leave leaving the rest of us the burden of the extra work load. It’s sickening (excuse the pun).
I don’t know if my management notice but our foreman take turns to take sick leave and when some return, they not only have a sick note from the doctor but a haircut also, how convenient. Then that’s the other thing, we get medical benefits, so not only do they get a day off, a fresh haircut but also free ‘treatment’. What makes it even more convenient, they no longer need to call the boss to excuse their planned absence, all they need to do is whatsapp “Sick Leave today”, sorted!
If this is the kind of culture my company intends to allow, I find it hard for me to continue with them for too long. For me, unless I am hospitalised or suffering from a fever I will not take sick leave. Growing up and very much in the present, I see how my parents have never taken a sick day off work ever, therefore it’s hard for me to even contemplate faking a day off work.
Which is my point, my company harbours this behaviour it will only fester into a disease and spread and multiple (excuse the numerous puns!). In the end it is the company’s loss, but if they nip it in the bud and lead by example as my parents do then there is salvation.
Oh well maybe I’ll take a sick day off tomorrow…or absolutely not!