Posted: 24/05/2017 at 16:44
It is warm - but it's clouded over now so I'll cut the grass in a bit.
We were allowed up to10 days uncertified sick leave per annum when I started in the civil service. In our small town office very few people took more than the odd day off for a cold or whatever.
Then a girl arrived from London and she would say things like "Oh - I've not had all my 10 days - don't want to lose them" She regarded it as an additional 2 weeks leave - as did everyone else in her previous London office. Needless to say others started copying her - she was a bl$$dy nightmare to manage. She used to pay people the benefits she thought they deserved rather than what they were entitled to...
I tried to start disciplinary proceedings against her - but this was the Civil Service in the 70's and the unions were strong and the management was weak.
LILY P - so sorry to hear about your eye - we all need to take note. Hope you make a full recovery soon - frightening.
P'Doc - forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday earlier - hope you are having a good day
Last edited: 24 May 2017 16:45:57