Monday, February 05, 2007

A Reminder

Today is the most common day for British workers to call in sick.

More coverage here:
Forget bird flu - an outbreak of the winter blues is forecast to strike Britain today, leading to hundreds of thousands of people taking "sickies" from work.

Surveys have suggested that the first Monday in February is the worst day of the year for absenteeism, leading to it being labelled National Sickie Day.

The year began with what appeared to be a nationwide week off work, as many businesses failed to resume normal service until January 8.

And today around 310,000 workers are predicted to call in sick. Post-Christmas blues, poor weather, credit card bills and a long wait for the next holiday have all been blamed for this lack of motivation.

The Employment Law Advisory Services estimated that absence through sickness could cost British industry £27m today.


For the record: Mrs. Werbenmanjensen is using a comp day. She earned her day off.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Schmutz said...

Good to know you're up-and-at-'em today. I see that your last post last night was almost 3:00 am. (BTW, our low temp this morning was -9.9)

1:18 PM  
Anonymous cornhuskerblogger said...

MY WIFE IS ON THE COUCH RIGHT NOW, WATCHING MARTHA STEWART AND ENJOYING A PERSONAL DAY!!! Rule Britannia

3:22 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Sick days are part of everyone's compensation package. So, in essence, everyone earns the day off. When I used to work outside the home, I figured that, sometimes, you're just to well to attend work.

Schmutz, it's 52F here this morning, with a predicted high of 75F. I'm not sure why you live someplace cold when there are places like here to live.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

MK, we'll compare temps next summer when it's 115 where you live and 85 where I live.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Schmutz, 115 here feels like 85 there.

1:31 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

MK doesn't know what she's talking about. 115 never feels the same as 85, no matter how little humidity there is! 115 feels like an oven, and makes the car handles too hot to touch!

2:42 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Heavens, I post on people calling out sick and we end up talking about the weather?

7:18 AM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

You can't control the comments, Smitty. Don't even attempt it.

4:06 PM  

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