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A colleague has been off work for two weeks now - apparently he's got something they can't diagnose, (although they know for sure it's not Legionnaires, Malaria, BSE or AIDS, he's supposedly in isolation). We are all sure he's merely sitting in the sun waiting for the World Cup to come on the telly.

What have you invented to get off work?

(, Fri 9 Jun 2006, 7:40)
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Overpayment of Wages
I think that they may have case law on their side, I'm afraid.

Sorry, bunnygirl.
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 14:07, Reply)
I have access to a free legal (union) helpline - if you wish I can pose your issue to them and see what they say..
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 13:53, Reply)
You can contact me through my profile.
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 13:09, Reply)
use the tools you have
(my sister and her friends went on mission to Romania and all came back with scurvy)

My best sickie? When I was about 10 I was off school for 3 months with a nasty virus, everyone was very worried about me and I couldn't leave the house without having an asthma attack (was winter). So when I went back to school everyone was uber-concerned, adn if there was somethign I didn't want to do (playtime when it was cold, country dancing, just about anythign) I would say I had a tummyache or headache and get excused to sit on the carpet reading (I love reading). Best 'get out of anythign not fun for free' card I ever had.

Same with my asthma at school, the twunt of a PE teacher used to make me do cross country every week, every week I'd have an asthma attack and get sent home so I woudl milk that one as much as I could, too.

Don't pull sickies now as have always too much work to make up when I come back and it is not fair on the rest of the team.
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 13:07, Reply)
Thanks apeloverage
I may take you up on that offer if it is genuine (and not just an excuse to make a joke about wanking). :)
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 13:06, Reply)
when sickies are true and 300 years old
Worked in a call centre. A colleague rang up to say he was off ill with.... scurvy.

'How come you're lied low with a seventeenth century sailor's disease mikey? You're talking bollocks aren't you?'

He wasn't. He lived with his parents and didn't pay any rent, so he consequently had some rather bizarre spending habits. One of them was buying the same pizza from the same take-away for his tea EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK.

Vitamin C deficiency. Off for two weeks. Apparently if he'd left it another couple of weeks his eyes would have started to bleed.
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 13:00, Reply)
Bunnygirl, I know employment rights like the back of my hand

If you want me to have a wank using your employment rights, just let me know.

But seriously folks, I'd answer but I've already been banned for using this as a chat forum, and there doesn't seem to be any facility to message people?
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 13:00, Reply)
Any advice?
I want to go on the sick due to my employer putting me through huge amounts of stress due to negligence and incompetence, overpaying me for months and when I told them of the error (despite being told it was fine previously) I'm now having to face paying it all back again.

Any corporate lawyers here want a pro bono case? Any trade union reps who know employment rights like the back of their hand? Help!!
(, Thu 15 Jun 2006, 12:40, Reply)

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