It seems that today Feb 27th is “sickie day of the year”. A study by Peninsula Ireland has found that 27% of workers will take today off. This study has followed workers trends for the last three years and has found Feb 27th to be the day most stricken by absence.
As it is mid-way between Christmas and Easter so you could understand why you might need a duvet day. I must admit I snoozed for a few minutes longer than usual this morning and when asked/kicked “are you going to work?” it did cross my mind that I'd be really happy if I just stayed put, but alas, up I got.
I do wonder though if the 27th Feb 2009 will be different to previous years. For one it’s Friday, always much easier to go to work on a Friday, and secondly I think people are beginning to realise it is not time to take the proverbial where their job is concerned…
This report made me think of the ISME claim few months ago that 83% of sick days were not entirely genuine. I’d like to see the results of both these surveys a year or even 6 months from now and compare. I think we’ll find that as staff members hang on to their jobs by their finger nails sick days will become fewer an fewer.
Now obviously RecruitIreland.com would never encourage unauthorised absence from work, but we can dream. Think back to this morning, all cozy and warm, your bed was the most comfortable its ever been, so you decide I’m not getting out of this for a while. What would you be doing? Go on indulge me, stick a comment in the box below and we'll publish the clean ones ;-)