So, not much has changed? During my working years, if one could perform most of one’s job functions without spewing blood or contagious goo, one was expected to be at the workplace. In a large company office setting, it was not unusual to see people with casts or crutches at work, or to hear coughing and sneezing all day. I did find that claiming to have a fever or diarrhea would be a one day excuse to stay home; both together might be good for two days. Throwing up at work might or might not get you sent home.
The Wonderful World of Retail
I love the last statement, but not something you say out loud. Too many witnesses.
At my final job, i was allowed to accumulate 30 days in my sickbank, but i was not allowed to use them.
The basic assumption of management- in almost every company i’ve worked for or heard of- is that all their employees are malingerers who use their sick time to skive.