Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:02
The ones who regard sick leave as extra holidays spoil it for the hard workers. The company I worked for gave everyone six weeks paid sick plus four weeks holiday plus eight bank holidays. Most of the staff had been there a long time. A new person started, and never put in a full week. Over a year she took the full amount of sick time in odd days for non specific illnesses. The others were getting fed up with it, and started doing the same. I fired the new one, and we altered the sick allowance to three weeks, and any other was subject to approval by a director. Someone needing a hysterectomy but had hardly had a day off in years got three months sick on full pay. The ones not coming in due to a hangover didn't get paid. A large company cannot do it. A small company cannot afford to have shirkers who throw sickies on a regular basis. Yes, I was regarded as either "that bloody woman" or a B!!**. Normal service resumed. I have often sent home people who are too sick to be there, and they were paid for it. I do not think people who are genuinely ill should be penalised.