From the BBC…
UK bosses suspect that one in eight of all UK workplace absences are due to staff faking illness, research by the CBI suggests.
I was going to write something about this yesterday as it was pretty much all over the news but as I was off sick (I kid you not – how guilty did I feel?) I didn’t get around to it.
Apparently it costs businesses something like £13 billion a year in sickdays so 12% of that pulled as a “sickie” (i.e. I have a hangover so I’m not going to work today) amounts to a fair amount of cash.
But don’t feel too guilty! They rolled out a psychologist who reckons that the odd sickie is good for morale and productivity as it helps us destress – hoorah!
Now if none of you turn up to work tomorrow I am not to blame!
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