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Word of the day and serendipity - 'presenteeism'

It is wonderful  how the world conspires to send you a message.

Today when driving to an appointment I heard the word of the day for my local radio station – PRESENTEEISM. 715 more words



so. I missed the COTD and the IOTD yesterday, I was really sick. I woke up to my eye swollen shut and when I finally got it to where I could open it a bit, it looked like I had pink eye. 282 more words


Sick Day

Yesterday, I was off sick. Or rather, I was off sick on behalf of my son, who couldn’t go to school. As is the way with extreme youth, all it took to steady his ship was to bring up his breakfast and doze for an hour. 436 more words

General Irrelevance

The rise of the "pull a sickie" culture.

Not too many years ago we lived in socially different times, we all agreed on the way we raised our children and as old-fashioned as these ways now seem they got humanity thus far.   797 more words


"Maybe you should see a doctor."

Doctors? Who has time for going to the doctor?

“I don’t have a doctor.” I answer truthfully. In fact, I’ve never had a doctor; I can count the number of physicals I’ve had on one hand. 637 more words

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My Hero

admit it – who hasn’t pulled a ‘sickie’ once in a while?

we’re amateurs, though, when compared to AK Verma, an electrical engineer in India who was finally sacked by his employer for failing to turn up for work for the past 24 years – … 94 more words