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I was an executive with a...

I was an executive with a multinational company who allotted their employees six sick days a year. Many would still come to work sick. When asked why most responded that they did not want to become behind in their work. Whatever it was cold or flu it spread throughout the office because of this behavior. Also, using too many sick days was noted in an employees personal file and considered when they came up for review. On the other hand if they had not used their sick days this was noted as a good thing when they came up for review. All in all I think the policy was a failure. I do agree that if it is the employee, a child or spouse who is ill and time off is necessary every company should provide it. Not only the time should be allowed but it should be paid. I know it may sound like elementary school but a doctor's release should be provided upon their returning to the workplace.
—Anonymous
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