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Old Jun 20th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #5601
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"The government's got to start treating this money like it's their own money, and they've got to insist that if people are healthy, they come to work. And if people are sick, you've got to make sure they are sick.""

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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 06:47 AM   #5602
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"The government's got to start treating this money like it's their own money, and they've got to insist that if people are healthy, they come to work. And if people are sick, you've got to make sure they are sick.""

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If someone is truly sick, then by all means take sick days. However, to just use them because they are there, even when you are not sick, is not right.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 10:26 AM   #5603
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"The government's got to start treating this money like it's their own money, and they've got to insist that if people are healthy, they come to work. And if people are sick, you've got to make sure they are sick.""

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Trouble is the government doesn't have the authority to do anything about it as these sick days are part of collective bargaining arrangements with the unions. Those sick days do not require a doctor's certificate and so even the bureaucrat bosses don't have a leg to stand on in challenging the sick claims of their underlings.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 10:58 AM   #5604
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Trouble is the government doesn't have the authority to do anything about it as these sick days are part of collective bargaining arrangements with the unions. Those sick days do not require a doctor's certificate and so even the bureaucrat bosses don't have a leg to stand on in challenging the sick claims of their underlings.
In some union environments, I've talked to management who employ people who are always sick like clockwork on certain days of the month. Work is not even scheduled for them because all parties understand what's happening.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 11:22 AM   #5605
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Trouble is the government doesn't have the authority to do anything about it as these sick days are part of collective bargaining arrangements with the unions. Those sick days do not require a doctor's certificate and so even the bureaucrat bosses don't have a leg to stand on in challenging the sick claims of their underlings.
I am a member of a union, and we require a doctor's note for anysick leave beyond two-straight days. We are not required to go to the doctor on day three, but at some point before the illness is over we need to go to a doctor.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 11:28 AM   #5606
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I am a member of a union, and we require a doctor's note for anysick leave beyond two-straight days. We are not required to go to the doctor on day three, but at some point before the illness is over we need to go to a doctor.
This was at a mine in Cape Breton, but about 20 years ago. I'm sure things have changed.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 12:00 PM   #5607
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I am a member of a union, and we require a doctor's note for anysick leave beyond two-straight days. We are not required to go to the doctor on day three, but at some point before the illness is over we need to go to a doctor.
Not in the federal public service, a doctors note is only required after 1 week of being off. Also I suspect that most people are taking extended long week ends where it is only a couple of days at a time.... "metal health" days.
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Not in the federal public service, a doctors note is only required after 1 week of being off. Also I suspect that most people are taking extended long week ends where it is only a couple of days at a time.... "metal health" days.
Lucky you. I am up to three weeks of sick leave now that I am in my 35th year of employment. I think I have taken about 15 days of sick leave in all of those 35 years.
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Lucky you. I am up to three weeks of sick leave now that I am in my 35th year of employment. I think I have taken about 15 days of sick leave in all of those 35 years.
You're lucky you have such good health.
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Old Jun 21st, 2012, 03:59 PM   #5610
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This was at a mine in Cape Breton, but about 20 years ago. I'm sure things have changed.
Most likely ............. if the mine is even still there. It is a nice spot in NS, but one that does not have many jobs available for those who want to live and work there.
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