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1 minute ago, Billy Jean King said:

"My wife and I nipped to Mars today for lunch....then in the afternoon I played The Old Course and shot a 59 including 2 holes in one while Mrs DPB collected her honorary doctorate at the Uni....."

His posts read like something straight out of N Korean state TV news.

It was a 61, he had two 2 putts.

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1 hour ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

I think you are being a bit naive if you thought that most employers wouldn’t have expected you to come in whilst you had a cold in pre-Covid times.

My son once worked on a zero hours contract at a restaurant and phoned in sick for a shift.

They said no problem but immediately stopped offering him shifts after that which was the equivalent of sacking him without actually sacking him.

I'm absolutely certain that this story will be played out everywhere in the country.

A lot of employers are fucking scumbags.

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3 hours ago, ICTChris said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59988292

50,000 NHS workers off work due to Covid.  

How many people work in the NHS in Scotland?  Google suggests that 160,000 is the answer, nearly 1 in 3 off sick at the moment.

I spent the first few days of this week in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and while definitely stretched, the staff were suggesting that absence was more than normal but nothing like that figure.

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9 minutes ago, Billy Jean King said:

"My wife and I nipped to Mars today for lunch....then in the afternoon I played The Old Course and shot a 59 including 2 holes in one while Mrs DPB collected her honorary doctorate at the Uni....."

His posts read like something straight out of N Korean state TV news.

You were the one who didn’t even know that CT referred to Corporation Tax?

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1 hour ago, scottsdad said:

Happened to me as a younger man. Phoned my boss to tell him I was sick and he basically told me to get myself in there or not bother coming back. 

Being young (18 or so) and stupid I did as I was told. Had I been older and more mature I would have told him to shove it and that he was acting against all kinds of employment law.

Somerfield, the employer of champions. 

I had this joy when i was about 21. Woke up on Monday morning an absolute wreck with some viral infection - phoned work. The boss (who was sound) was off but his assistant, a ginger c**t with a serious dose of wee man complex was in and told me to get my arse into the office or else. It was near the end of the financial year and my fun job was processing a shit-ton of invoices from various cafes.

He obviously assumed I'd been out in DeStihl's as usual on Saturday and properly kicked the arse out of it. I dragged myself in and managed a half day before he realised I was actually properly ill and sent me home again. Amusingly this was plenty enough time for him to catch it as well, and probably a few folk on the two buses I had to get from and to my house in Lochee. The c**t. 

He did actually end up sacking me a few months later 😂

 

 

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It’s usually not as brazen as asking you to come in when you’re Ill. 

All it takes is one of your colleagues to be off and the boss to make a snidey comment about it and you’ve created a culture that you better be bed ridden to take a day off. 

 

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My son once worked on a zero hours contract at a restaurant and phoned in sick for a shift.
They said no problem but immediately stopped offering him shifts after that which was the equivalent of sacking him without actually sacking him.
I'm absolutely certain that this story will be played out everywhere in the country.
A lot of employers are fucking scumbags.

Some years ago the scaffolding contractor at work took on alot of temps for a big job that was around 12 weeks long
Anyone of the temps that took a single sick day didnt get kept
The gaffer said that he was “ fed up coming in the Monday after an old firm game and nae c**t was at their work “
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13 minutes ago, effeffsee_the2nd said:


Some years ago the scaffolding contractor at work took on alot of temps for a big job that was around 12 weeks long
Anyone of the temps that took a single sick day didnt get kept
The gaffer said that he was “ fed up coming in the Monday after an old firm game and nae c**t was at their work “

How many Old Firm games did he think there was in a season?!

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51 deaths isnae ideal, considering the equivalent day a year ago was only 58. Granted cases are infinitely higher but those are poor numbers w/ vaccine.

Of course we don’t know the full details but just comparing todays date 12 months ago.


Eta- I was wrong, only 41 but still would like that to be lower

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41 minutes ago, Inanimate Carbon Rod said:

Ive got a team of ten, all young folk, ive had it drilled into them from when they start that they dont come into work when they are unwell, its not safe. Must be the same in construction/manufacturing where if youre not on the ball people can get hurt? 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, MP_MFC said:

51 deaths isnae ideal, considering the equivalent day a year ago was only 58. Granted cases are infinitely higher but those are poor numbers w/ vaccine.

Of course we don’t know the full details but just comparing todays date 12 months ago.

Until they split out died of Covid and died with Covid properly, then the death number they give us is fairly useless. Naturally when loads of people have it, regardless of how mild, it will mean higher number of (incidental) deaths.

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