"94% of employees pull false sickies"

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Jun 25 2005 19:46
"94% of employees pull false sickies"
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The survey by law firm Peninsula polled 1,000 employers and 927 employees from a range of industries and found that 94% of staff admitted to taking unwarranted time off, compared to 62% in the same survey in 1998.

Also, 92% of employers (compared to 71% in 1998) now say pulling sickies is a problem in their companies and that they are finding it increasingly difficult to identify genuine absence from those simply skiving.

>> link here

Summary only of actual survey is here (PDF!)

http://www.peninsula-uk.com/Documents/PressArticles/AbsenteeismSurvey.pdf

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Jun 25 2005 21:16

This really isn't suprising

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Jun 26 2005 21:03

I pulled one over the weekend...it was good. smile

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Jun 26 2005 22:18

a lot of 'skiving' isn't actually just about people taking the piss, (not that i give a shit if it is) but its trying to get some time you need when you're stressed to fuck basically and you can't say that honestly because you know it will go against you.

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Jun 26 2005 22:21

exactly and to a certain extent claw something back from the £21bn of benefit UK industry gets from unpaid overtime each year, only £13bn odd is "lost" on sick days

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Jun 26 2005 23:08

Man I didn't even turn up to my job at Pound World, beat that!

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Jun 27 2005 07:32

ever eek

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Jun 27 2005 07:58
Falseflag wrote:
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The survey by law firm Peninsula polled 1,000 employers and 927 employees from a range of industries and found that 94% of staff admitted to taking unwarranted time off, compared to 62% in the same survey in 1998.

Also, 92% of employers (compared to 71% in 1998) now say pulling sickies is a problem in their companies and that they are finding it increasingly difficult to identify genuine absence from those simply skiving.

Do they mention how average working hours and profit have increased while wages have remained stagnant?

Also I remember a year or two ago there were features in the British press about how health watchdogs actually recommended that people take their sick leave, whether they were "sick" or not (as it's harded to quantify stress-related illness as compared to flu or the runs etc) as annual holiday leave was never enough to cope with everyday stresses.

I never took sick days when I was a part-time worker but the minute I left uni and started fulltime doing jobs I hated I suddenly didn't feel like a prick for taking sick days.

Unfortunately I work with a few people who resent people taking sick leave & even maternity leave, even people who are supposed to be their mates!!!

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Jun 27 2005 21:32
wheresmyshoes wrote:
Man I didn't even turn up to my job at Pound World, beat that!

My brothers misses used to do that, and still kept her job for nearlky half a year!

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Jun 27 2005 21:44

She kept her job for a year and a half without eevr turning up? eek

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Jun 27 2005 21:55
Refused wrote:
She kept her job for a year and a half without eevr turning up? eek

she barely turned up, but managed to keep her job. I cant remember her ever doing more than two days in a row!

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Jun 27 2005 22:13

Oh, was she at Freedom? grin

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Jun 28 2005 10:04

If only we got more than SSP... An folks wonder why you need to unionise!

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Jun 28 2005 10:07
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Oh, was she at Freedom? grin

Nah, if she was at Freedom, she'd have turned up to work and played on the computer all day. wink

(Unlike myself embarrassed )

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Jun 28 2005 10:36

I didn't have a day of sick for 5 years out of 6, I only had time off cos I was forced to go home after fainting with the flu in the basement...i workrd for a pretty crappy company who i didnt give a toss about, but i did care for my 2 colleagues (who also had a similar attendance record-we got plaques and evertything roll eyes ) if one of us was off that would greatly decrease the enjoyment of those left to 'hold the fort' as they would be without breaks or lunch...we felt that we were a strong team...

Now however, having seen the error of my ways, I'll throw a sickie at the drop of a hat, (although I still always confess to my colleagues if they are my friends)

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Jun 28 2005 14:57

I've haven't been off sick for anything since I was 8 years old.

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Jun 28 2005 15:15

<resists urge>

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Jun 28 2005 15:52

[Edited]

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Jun 28 2005 15:55

nice association there

pity i saw it before you edited though

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Jun 28 2005 15:55

It's cos there's been too much hakim bey on the boards.

(edited cos i decided it weren't funny)

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Jun 28 2005 15:56

well