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Whats your average sickies per year?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 12th Apr, 2016.

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  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Received a written warning from my HR Dept today that i will be on a sick day monitoring prigram for the next 3 months due to my amount of sickies in the past 12 months.

    I have taken 65 sick days in the last 12 months which is nithing compared to others in my office who some get to 100 a year.

    For 3 months i must get a certificate for every day i am sick !
    Otherwise i will placed on a stepn2 program which is being counselled

    Ok one guy in our office who is 73yo hasnt had a sick day since 1978!! And has about 3000 hours up .
     
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  2. wylie

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    I've just finished five years with one employer and no days sick. I would be too embarrassed to admit to 65 days sick leave in one year. Were you really sick?
     
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    65 seems like an awful lot.. That is over one week every month!
    I had 0 in my first year, and since then 2 or 3 a year.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Let's consider this:
    365 days/year
    20 days annual leave
    52 x weekends = 104 days
    Public Holidays = 11 days
    Sick days = 65 days (13 weeks)
    RDOs = 13

    So: 365 - 65 - 104 - 11 - 13 = 172 days worked for a year's pay.

    Where can I get a gig like that?
     
  5. Terry_w

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    Public service?
     
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    A fine example of where our tax dollars are 'spent'.....

    pinkboy
     
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    Please don't tell me you're in the public service :-(
     
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  9. monty

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    65 sick days in the past 12 months!? I haven't taken that many sick days in my life (including school). In the last 12 months I've taken 0.
     
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    Probably my worst year would be 10 days (I had chickenpox) but over the whole of my career it would average somewhere between 2-3 days per year.

    30 of my 40 years working would be working in parts of public service. (Councils or Water Authorities)
     
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    why would you want to share this info on a public forum?
     
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    Holy mother of whoever!
    65 days in a year. If you were not really sick (which I take a punt you were not) They should not put you in monitoring, they should SACK you. Immediately!
    Are you not embarrassed with yourself?
    You talk big about gen y not being good with money and here you bloody splurge taxpayers money.
    Absolute disgrace.
     
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  13. alexm

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    65 sick days in 12 months! WTF! Last year I had two sick days. Unless the original poster has a serious illness, he should be ashamed of himself.

    Only being employed in the public service can you get away with this behaviour.
     
  14. Biz

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    Been working for myself for 12 years. Never had a sickie.

    I had the odd day where I was crook and went home early or came in a bit late but that's it. A couple of days off in a row. Never.
     
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    I can't believe you haven't been sacked or at least spoken too way before you got to 65 days off.
     
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    Average ten days per annum.

    No Bogan leave is allowed. Otherwise the figure would be much higher.

    Caring for a staffy is not recognised as carers leave. Neither is taking a day off to get retread tyres for the commodore.

    This is discrimation.
     
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    Wow and knowing DH works in public service (read it in another posting), we can all be glad our tax dollars are being well spent on valuable individuals making valuable contributions to our society.
    But the statement speaks for itself on so many levels.
    65 sick days, absolutely insane.

    I use no more than 2-3 per year - like everyone around the office.
     
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    It's darlo. He's not.
     
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    I've been at my current workplace for 25 months and have only taken 1 sick day. I had gastro last week but still went to work. If I had 65 days off I'd be laid off.