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#31 Navyblue

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

I haven't had a sick day in about four years. We are slow sometimes though, so I get time off.

To the OP, don't worry about it bud. If the boss wants to be a jerk about it, find another job. If you're having a tough time finding work, tough it out.

Easy! :)

P.s. If your boss is breaking the law, sue his/her ass.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:23 PM

I haven't called in sick for a very long time. If I did, I would just work from home anyways. My boss always calls in sick, so I have no worries when if/when I call in sick.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

I've never called in sick in my life

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:45 AM

if they canned you, you could probably sue them for wrongful termination.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:47 AM

Call in constipated.

No boss will ever argue about that.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:54 AM

You're Greek?


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:56 AM

I call in sick occasionally, just 'cause I'm either really tired, or of something important happens that day...

As long as you do a good job at work I wouldn't be worried :D

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:01 AM

It's not like you plan illness....it happens. The only reason to feel guilty is if you make it a habit to miss work. But, for legitimate illness - no.

I was on the last Friday of vacation once when my Mom collapsed at work and was rushed to ER (brain aneurysm). They had to operate on the weekend and the surgeon was straight with us - telling us she had to have the surgery for any chance of survival, but it was 50/50 she'd make it. She did, but suffered a stroke during the operation.

I called in Monday morning after spending the entire weekend, sleepless, at St. Pauls Hospital. My boss' response? "Great, you've just finished 2 weeks of holidays and I need you back here". What a tool...thanks for caring, boss.


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On an offtopic note, I own a big heavy pick-up and am a roadstar on my insurance. I ask for no real reason what route does your boss take to work?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:01 AM

I've never called in sick in my life


I heard Mr. Glass is looking for you. Do you have any issues with water as a weakness?
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

It all depends upon the terms of your employer's employment policy manual and/or the contract you signed. If you bank days, and then get sick, that benefit is your right. If they dismiss you for exercising your benefits, you need to file a labour relations complaint for breach of contract.

By the way, there is no such thing as at will employment in Canada. If you employer is going to seperate you, you are due a severance, usually two weeks of employment or more, depending upon your years of employment there.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:11 AM

Good job, GD!

I, too, have never called in sick at my current job...had to use a week of holidays (they don't believe in those, either, but I set that one straight pretty quick!) when my daughter was in ER last year.

I can't afford to be sick, as I lose the day's pay. Which is a really dumb system because, in the end, you DO go to work sick and infect everyone around you in the process. Everyone should have a set amount of (paid) sick days in my mind. I believe they have a pretty good system in Germany?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

It's not like you plan illness....it happens. The only reason to feel guilty is if you make it a habit to miss work. But, for legitimate illness - no.

I was on the last Friday of vacation once when my Mom collapsed at work and was rushed to ER (brain aneurysm). They had to operate on the weekend and the surgeon was straight with us - telling us she had to have the surgery for any chance of survival, but it was 50/50 she'd make it. She did, but suffered a stroke during the operation.

I called in Monday morning after spending the entire weekend, sleepless, at St. Pauls Hospital. My boss' response? "Great, you've just finished 2 weeks of holidays and I need you back here". What a tool...thanks for caring, boss.


There are 2 types of management system.
1. Transactional - simple rewards or exchange of money for service done and nothing else
2. Transformational - more than simple rewards are awarded like encouragement, empathy, trust etc.

Looks like you are working in a transactional managment system.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:51 AM

Good job, GD!

I, too, have never called in sick at my current job...had to use a week of holidays (they don't believe in those, either, but I set that one straight pretty quick!) when my daughter was in ER last year.

I can't afford to be sick, as I lose the day's pay. Which is a really dumb system because, in the end, you DO go to work sick and infect everyone around you in the process. Everyone should have a set amount of (paid) sick days in my mind. I believe they have a pretty good system in Germany?


If your boss is a dick, you should just come to work next time you are sick. Maybe once most of your co-workers catch your flu, he won't be too hesitant to give you a day off. I just have to laugh at these types of bosses who don't really care about the happiness of their workers. It kind of makes you think of the sweat shops in China. A happy worker is a productive worker.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

I heard Mr. Glass is looking for you. Do you have any issues with water as a weakness?


lol, i had to google that before I remembered the movie.

But i'm not unbreakable. i didn't say i've never been sick, just that I've never called in sick. I can only remember maybe a handful of times in my life where I've been really sick, worst was when I was in grade 6, gave myself food poisoning from eating under cooked chicken. that was messy.

I just don't seem to get sick enough that I even notice it much. Though I have incapacitated other people with my germs lol

well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

lol, i had to google that before I remembered the movie.

But i'm not unbreakable. i didn't say i've never been sick, just that I've never called in sick. I can only remember maybe a handful of times in my life where I've been really sick, worst was when I was in grade 6, gave myself food poisoning from eating under cooked chicken. that was messy.

I just don't seem to get sick enough that I even notice it much. Though I have incapacitated other people with my germs lol


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:53 AM

at my work place, ppl call in sick all the time especially weekends... during the day of the olympics gold medal, 60 ppl called in sick.. lol

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

Exactly, especially at a warehouse. There are hundreds of those positions.


that is true, and yet tonnes of people cry that there are no jobs out there.

I got fired from my job in Calgary for calling in sick, I had worked there for 5 months (well past the 90 day probationary period) and called in sick one Tuesday (TUESDAY!) and didn't go back in until Friday. I was legitimately sick. Doctors note, pictures, everything! I also went back on a FRIDAY. Of all days...anyway, soon as I walk in the door my crazy boss called me into her office and gave me the boot.

I doubt you'll suffer the same fate, but bosses can be unpredictable. Good luck!


So you called in on Tuesday and didn't go back until Friday? By the sounds of that you only called once, grounds for dismissal if thats the case, gotta call every day or it's considered a no show.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

at my work place, ppl call in sick all the time especially weekends... during the day of the olympics gold medal, 60 ppl called in sick.. lol


I was supposed to work during game 7, my boss just shut down for the day lol

well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

I was supposed to work during game 7, my boss just shut down for the day lol


Smart move on the boss. Boy...I wonder what the level of productivity actually was that day in Vancouver businesses.




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