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Yesterday I was sick and decided to stay home and rest. When I was a contractor, I'd email my boss and explain, and they would reply with a "feel better soon" email. Now that I'm an employee, it's a bit different: I email my boss and explain, and they would reply with a "feel better soon" email. Then when I get back to work I have to figure out what system to log in and record that I was sick and then submit the time off to be approved.
Going though the form today I narrowed down the choices for reason to be "Sick certified" and "Sick uncertified". My guess at "certified" meant that you have a doctors note, but I decided to ask anyways because I hate filling out forms 4 times (I've become accustomed that I'll have to fill them out at least twice). The answer that I got made me laugh. It went something along the lines of "Uncertified is when you're sick for a couple of day. Certified is longer term leave or when you're sick for a week in February and come back with a tan."
I hate systems where they can't easily boot people who are obviously gaming the system. For any job you should have to show a positive benefit for you being there. Ideally it would be greater or equal to the cost of you sitting there. *sigh*Posted by jim at May 20, 2010 05:43 PM