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I feel ill (all flu like symptoms - and aload of people are on the sick with swine flu) but i do not get sick pay from work so i am planning on going to work tonight. There is absolutley no way i can …
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I feel ill (all flu like symptoms - and aload of people are on the sick with swine flu) but i do not get sick pay from work so i am planning on going to work tonight. There is absolutley no way i can afford even 1 day off work as i am going away to get married in 6 weeks!

Can my employers make me go home?
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Yes of course they can, and I would fully agree with them if they do. Why should you go round infecting everyone else?
banned#2
Yes if you are putting other workers at risk of becoming ill they can ask you to go home
#3
Go into work if you want, you'll only infect everyone else, some may take it worse than others and have no other choice but to take time off. Your company will also loase a lot of money due to sick pay etc.

But don't worry about it, I'm sure everyone else that's affected won't mind....
#4
Yes I would send you home immediately, I wouldn't get a decent days work out of you and your at risk of infecting others.
#5
Iknow how you feel re. the money - but sounds more like a cold - if you had flu you wouldnt be able to go in, trust me, flu knocks you on your back and you hardly have the strength to get out of bed, and wouldnt be safe to operate machinery or drive. Lots of people mistake a bad cold for flu.
#6
" absolutley no way i can afford even 1 day off "

Infect every other poor soul at your work place, how stupid is that.:x

Of course you can afford a few days off, what would you do if they sacked you?
#7
Sorry, but that's a bit selfish, if you have got swine flu, how would you feel if someone got seriously ill or even died because you didn't want to lose a bit of money?

Maybe you should think about staying at home and cutting back on something at your wedding if necessary.
[mod]#8
tinkerbell28;6066017
OMG how selfish, so infect everyone else, who will go off sick, your workload will increase and I would not be expecting a Christmas bonus either. There could be people at your work with very sick relatives at home or other conditions who could be come very poorly if infected.


If i get it will you nurse me as you're a pro? :-D :p
[mod]#9
tinkerbell28;6066040
Yeah, I am an expert at nursing kids, so you will be fine:p;-)


Perfect. :-D

Funny you should say that..........the wife says she has 4 kids but i can only count 3......strange. :o :lol:
#10
[QUOTE=nikkiandmidgets]Iknow how you feel re. the money - but sounds more like a cold - if you had flu you wouldnt be able to go in, trust me, flu knocks you on your back and you hardly have the strength to get out of bed, and wouldnt be safe to operate machinery or drive. Lots of people mistake a bad cold for flu.[/QUOTE

+1 They say if you have proper flu and saw a £50 note on the floor,you couldn't be bothered to pick it up. I've on'y ever had real flu once in my life and i couldn't even lift my head off my pillow without feeling sick. So if you are considering going into work then i don't think you are that ill.
[mod]#11
tinkerbell28;6066060
Ahh are you sure your not actually my hubby, but I just don't know it :lol:


Could be............maybe i'm just spying on you. :w00t: :lol:
#12
If you had the flu, there be no-way you'd even contemplate going to work never mind move out of your bed - sounds like a cold.

Good luck with the wedding x
#13
queenlush;6066048
[QUOTE=nikkiandmidgets]Iknow how you feel re. the money - but sounds more like a cold - if you had flu you wouldnt be able to go in, trust me, flu knocks you on your back and you hardly have the strength to get out of bed, and wouldnt be safe to operate machinery or drive. Lots of people mistake a bad cold for flu.[/QUOTE

+1 They say if you have proper flu and saw a £50 note on the floor,you couldn't be bothered to pick it up. I've on'y ever had real flu once in my life and i couldn't even lift my head off my pillow without feeling sick. So if you are considering going into work then i don't think you are that ill.


+2

ive only ever had proper flu once and i was that bad the docs thought it was menningitus(sp)
if you are even contemplating getting out of bed then YOU DONT HAVE FLU
#14
yeah don't listen to the others, its a cold go to work.
[mod]#15
It could still be Swine Flu though as in most cases at the mo it's a lot milder than regular seasonal flu so best not to go in and spread it.
[mod]#16
tinkerbell28;6066105
:w00t: :lol: I just used your card to get tickets to legoland, hope you don't mind


Not at all............I'm looking forward to going. :-D

However.........that bill for the beauty salon has made my eyes water. :cry: :lol:
[mod]#17
tinkerbell28;6066128
Ohhhhhh it is you, yeah about that you get paid next week so who cares :lol:


I don't know how to tell you this but i've been AWOL for the last 3 months and spending all my time on here..............i have £42 going in next week. :shock:
[mod]#18
tinkerbell28;6066156
:lol: So where have you been going on "exercise" then:x:whistling:


Errrrrrrrrrrr..............is that the time..........must dash. :whistling: :-D
[mod]#19
tinkerbell28;6066188
Me too, I am keeping the cars *flounces out and slams door*..................


Can i have the telly??? :oops:
#20
tinkerbell28
Yeah be my guest, I just put a hammer through it:whistling:


lol
#21
Iv Just Got Over Swine Flu!! Passed Onto Me From People At Work!!
#22
queenlush;6066048
[QUOTE=nikkiandmidgets]Iknow how you feel re. the money - but sounds more like a cold - if you had flu you wouldnt be able to go in, trust me, flu knocks you on your back and you hardly have the strength to get out of bed, and wouldnt be safe to operate machinery or drive. Lots of people mistake a bad cold for flu.[/QUOTE

+1 They say if you have proper flu and saw a £50 note on the floor,you couldn't be bothered to pick it up. I've on'y ever had real flu once in my life and i couldn't even lift my head off my pillow without feeling sick. So if you are considering going into work then i don't think you are that ill.


yeap i lost a whole week with flu - don't know where it went! i fell asleep one day and when i woke it was 6-7 days later! Apparently my mum was nursing me! Bless her
[mod]#23
Can I just ask, why do you not get sick pay?
#24
magicjay1986
Can I just ask, why do you not get sick pay?


He's probably a contractor.
#25
Babbabooey
He's probably a contractor.


You mean self employed?
banned#26
How utterly and incredibly selfish.
#27
vinylandtrinkets
thought id mention this, My hubby had bad flu a few weeks back and was told by his employer to go into work, he works with the public. he went in and worked for 5 days then called sick on the 6th day as his was now vomiting, fever, rash you name it he had it, called the prime care out of hours and they told me it was swine flu. but didnt give him anything. i didnt beleive them as i dont trust the our of hours service so waited till the next day spoke to our GP and he said its just normal flu.
But when my hubby sent in the dr's note to cover him ( yes i know its self signing the first 5 days) if you knew his employer you'd understand.
anyways this was 3 weeks ago and yesterday hubby comes home tells me he has had a written warning about going off sick! he never goes off sick even when his gout is playing up and his foot is triple the size it should be and hes on his feet the entire duration of his shift. No verbal warning nothing.
He spoke to his union and they agreed with it.
In total there was 10 members of staff off with " swine flu" in his depot and all have sent in dr's notes and all have had warnings.


don't suppose its tesco he works for by any chance?

They gave me a written warning after I was off for 4 weeks after dislocating my knee while playing 5's with guy's from tesco. The worst of it was at my return to work interview, one of the managers questioning the legitimacy of my time off was standing 2 yards away from me when me kneecap popped out up around my thigh.

It also coincided with a couple of injuries from guys playing rugby and as such they tried to ban the staff from doing any sporting activities outwith work hours.

Suffice to say I put up with jumped up middle managers for not very long afterwards.
#28
Just caught up on this thread, I can't believe companies are allowed to give warnings for being off sick, is that normal practice?
#29
ChipSticks
Just caught up on this thread, I can't believe companies are allowed to give warnings for being off sick, is that normal practice?


I think they go by the amounts of period of sickness, so say i was off 1- 2 days every month over a 6 mth period it would be more frowned upon than having say 12 days all in one long run. I'm not sure cos i've never been off sick .
#30
ants97
don't suppose its tesco he works for by any chance?

They gave me a written warning after I was off for 4 weeks after dislocating my knee while playing 5's with guy's from tesco. The worst of it was at my return to work interview, one of the managers questioning the legitimacy of my time off was standing 2 yards away from me when me kneecap popped out up around my thigh.

It also coincided with a couple of injuries from guys playing rugby and as such they tried to ban the staff from doing any sporting activities outwith work hours.

Suffice to say I put up with jumped up middle managers for not very long afterwards.


Most large companies now have clauses in their employees contracts stating that they will not pay sick pay on injuries or sickness incurred during certain sports or leisure pursuits.
#31
Alfonse
yeah don't listen to the others, its a cold go to work.


+1
#32
vinylandtrinkets
thought id mention this, My hubby had bad flu a few weeks back and was told by his employer to go into work, he works with the public. he went in and worked for 5 days then called sick on the 6th day as his was now vomiting, fever, rash you name it he had it, called the prime care out of hours and they told me it was swine flu. but didnt give him anything. i didnt beleive them as i dont trust the our of hours service so waited till the next day spoke to our GP and he said its just normal flu.
But when my hubby sent in the dr's note to cover him ( yes i know its self signing the first 5 days) if you knew his employer you'd understand.
anyways this was 3 weeks ago and yesterday hubby comes home tells me he has had a written warning about going off sick! he never goes off sick even when his gout is playing up and his foot is triple the size it should be and hes on his feet the entire duration of his shift. No verbal warning nothing.
He spoke to his union and they agreed with it.
In total there was 10 members of staff off with " swine flu" in his depot and all have sent in dr's notes and all have had warnings.


Sorry - did you say his Union agreed the writen warning was correct? He and his colleagues might as well stop their subs straight-away :whistling:

Bullying over sickness is nothing new - some 20 years ago my wife had her leg in plaster - she'd been told not to stand on it at all and after the second cast broke the hospital told her not to go into work. Two days later her boss is at the door harranging her for not coming in (despite the doctors notes etc.) and threatening the sack. He wasn't too pleased the next day either when I visited his office ;-)

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