Random Thoughts

Thoughts while shaving

by Jim Tierney

Do you remember when “sick days” was a benefit you had when you were out of work because you were too sick to go in?  It was a GREAT benefit because you were still paid for days absent that were beyond your control because you were REALLY sick. These days, it seems like “sick days” are a given. You are entitled to them whether or not you’re sick. Just tell the boss in advance that you’re going to take a sick day and he/she says “OK”, and no questions asked. Why don’t we just combine sick days with all those other “excuses” for missing work, e.g., personal days, mental health days, bereavement days, etc., and call ALL of them vacation days.  Everyone will get an extra vacation week or two to cover all the “excuses” for being absent from work during the year. This will make it a level playing field for those who show up for work EVERY day come hell or high water.      

September 2, 2011

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