Found 12th Jan 2011
i have been off work with flu and i never went to the docs because they tell you not to go if you have a cold/flu symptoms and work are asking for a sick note how do i stand about getting one because im better now and all i have is a cough HELP PLEASEEEEE

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how long have you been off ? as an ssp covers you for the first week and then a sick note for any time after

Original Poster Banned

will be 8 days

i had to do a self cert i was off for 7 days

oh dear - how long have you worked there and do they think of you as a hard worker?

Original Poster Banned

been there 3 yrs and tell you the truth its not hard work its unpacking a few boxes and there really are vile bosses

Original Poster Banned

the only thing is i went in for half a day on the 1st day so do they count that as a full day???

go to the docs about cough and explain, they might backdate for you? only need to do one for that extra day or something

Original Poster Banned

if i dont go to work tomorrow its 9 days so it will be worse and i dont recive sick pay so i dont have a clue what to do

if you get a self certificate you will get ssp its not alot though, you can print the self certificate off the internet then go to the doctors and ask for a sick note to cover the other days.

Original Poster Banned

ok ill try that failing that im jobless i think lol stupid flu thanx for yor help all

benji1666

if i dont go to work tomorrow its 9 days so it will be worse and i dont … if i dont go to work tomorrow its 9 days so it will be worse and i dont recive sick pay so i dont have a clue what to do



go back to work - lots of people would be glad of a paying job.

8 days off for flu is taking the mick slightly.

pinkleponkle

8 days off for flu is taking the mick slightly.



No its not ! ive been fighting it for 4 weeks now , .........ok i have a low immune system due to chemo years back , but to be fair there has been some nasty bugs going round the last few months

pinkleponkle

8 days off for flu is taking the mick slightly.

I'm better now and all i have is a cough



agree with that as know a few folk myself who have been really floored with flu over Christmas

OP your not really helping yourself when you admit

pinkleponkle

8 days off for flu is taking the mick slightly.

Its not! I actually only took 2 days off the rest was on my annual leave and days off. But I spent 5 full days in bed, the following 3 resting, dizzy if I tried to stand. I went back to work too early. If you say that you have never had 'flu' but just a bad cold.

Oh and OP. Just go back with self cert. Hopefully they won't note the extra day. Also the first day as long as you worked 4 hours its not counted.
Edited by: "Shellywelly" 12th Jan 2011

ive had the proper 'flu' once and i was in bed for nearly 2 weeks

Original Poster Banned

thanx all ssc is filled in and im back in tomorrow and i only started to feel better as of this morning after work had started and yeah i done over 4 hrs on the 1st day thanx alot all

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benji1666

thanx all ssc is filled in and im back in tomorrow and i only started … thanx all ssc is filled in and im back in tomorrow and i only started to feel better as of this morning after work had started and yeah i done over 4 hrs on the 1st day thanx alot all CLOSE PLEASE MODS



Your doing the right thing you know, as come tomorrow you would just feel so uncomfortable for being off when you knew you could have been at work.

Good luck

they tell you not to go to thedoctors if you have flu but they give you a number to ring as you still need to report it if you have flu like symptoms - this would then have covered your reason for being off
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