Bosses Tend to Be Mistrustful of Sick Workers

Many thousands of bosses and managers are inclined to treat sick calls with deep-rooted mistrust, the results of a recent survey commissioned by Sambucol show.

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After researchers quizzed 3,000 bosses they found that 75 per cent of them disbelieve their workers who call in sick, and their opinion of a personnel member who takes days off regularly pleading illnesses begins to sink.

Over 60 per cent of those who run businesses said that an insufficiently high percentage of work attendance is sure to stand in the way of a worker getting a promotion or a pay rise.

By the way, colds and headaches are not regarded as valid reasons for omitting to come in, cold frowned at by 82% of managerial staff, and headaches and migraines by 44%.

Further into the field, sickness and diarrhea are not looked upon as decent excuses by as many as one third of employers. Even a broken arm won’t draw a display of sympathy with them.

Luckily, you can still plead ill and take a day off to get back into shape, yet hardly more than a day if you caught cold, and mostly you will be expected back and working away in three days if it’s flu. If you suffer from migraine bouts, you will be suffered to stay away for a couple of days, but when you just say “a headache” it will be tougher to get off.

In the comments Sambucol’s spokesperson said that it’s quite a lot to expect on the part of British employers from the staff taking without demur only days off when their worker is “genuinely feeling really terrible”. It looks as if it’s incumbent on employees to look after themselves for they will have a hard time excusing themselves off work if they come down with an illness.

Source of the image: Photl.

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