A wave of people are calling in sick across the Pond, as thousands of people in the UK participated in “National Sickie Day”. The first Monday in February has seen one of the highest rates of individuals calling out sick from work. However, individuals are no longer just calling out from work with the telltale horse voice, or claims of eating some bad chicken, with some bosses and HR professionals accepting emails and text messages from employees who claim to be ill.
What’s your take on this situation? Is it high time for America to have “National Sickie Day” as well? Or is it dishonest to claim sick days when not actually sick?