Employees who fake illness
Yes there are those employees who fake illness and some do it way more often than others. I was always alarmed at the lengths some employees would go to to stay away from work. The feeling by most of these slackers was that they were entitled to the generous sick days they were granted a year. The company I worked for had some of the best vacation, sick leave and family leave policies in the country and many employees saw this as a gift or a perk rather than insurance for illness or a family emergency.
The good thing is that most employees are responsible and ethical and the bad ones are in the minority but they cause a mountain of problems, costing the company millions of dollars. I have seen this from the point of view of an employee, a Union leader and management as I have held all those roles at one point in time. In many cases management was unable take any action or resolve the problem. After all, it was not difficult for an employee to get a medical certificate from a willing doctor if required.
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