Do you go in to work when you should be at home?

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Do you go in to work when you should be at home?
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Wed, 01-26-2011 - 1:06pm

There's a new pr campaign to get sick people to stay home from

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 8:28pm

I think we get 12 points. At 6 points, you get a vebal warning, at 9 a written warning, at 12 you're fired. I know people were able to "work off" points by picking up extra shifts if the manager would let them.

And they roll off. So if you earned a point on December 1st of this year, that point would roll off an not count anymore on December 1st of next year.

So to get fired, you'd have to call in sick on average of once a month. That's a lot IMHO. But if they counted a point for every day you were sick with one illness, 12 points would accumulate really quickly if you have one bout of the flu.

Your DH's system sounds jacked up.

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 2:07pm
tryingtoquit wrote:

A side bar question:

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 1:59pm
ashmama wrote:

One thing that puzzles me, though: people absolutely freak out when someone has conjunctivitis and practically drive the person out the door ("Your eye is all red! Don't come near me!"), but don't get as upset when someone shows up with the flu. Why? Conjunctivitis is highly contagious, but it doesn't make you as sick as influenza, whose complications can actually kill you.

I know.

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 1:29pm

Unless I'm in the hospital or have been advised by a physician not to work, I go in.


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Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 1:23pm

Yes it is.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 11:45am

i agree, re fuctioning.

 

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 7:50am

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 1:17am

That's probably how my dh's system is supposed to work--only one point for teh same problem.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 03-29-1999
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:09pm
Well, if you are out several days for the same illness, you only get 1 point. So if I call in Monday and don't come back until Thursday, that would be one point. If I callin Monday, come back Tuesday, call in again Wednesday, it's two points. So it sort of encourages you to stay home until you are well.

They really give us plenty of points so most people don't have a problem. The ones who run into trouble are the chronic late people, people who just can't seem to work on time, and the people who seem to find a reason to call in every week. And believe me, when you can't leave until your replacement arrives or when that one person who always calls in screws up your entire shift because you now have to take care of 8 patients instead of 5-6, you appreciate the point system.

If you or a family member have a chronic problem that causes you to miss frequently, then you can apply for FMLA. You don't accrue points for that. (And there were people who took advantage of that too.)

I saw a whole lot more people calling in when they weren't sick, (hungover maybe) than people who came to work sick.
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:01pm

Really . . . that's interesting.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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