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absenteeism

[ab′səntē′izəm]
(for health or related reasons) absence from work. Absenteeism varies according to job assignments, with professional and managerial personnel taking average annual sick leave of 4 days, whereas unskilled workers claim an average of 18 days of sick leave during the year. Surveys also indicate that less than 10% of workers account for nearly 50% of all absenteeism. The most common causes of absenteeism include influenza and occupationally related skin diseases.

absenteeism

(ab″sĕn-tē′izm) [ absentee + -ism]
Prolonged or repeated absence from work, school, or assigned duties.

absenteeism

the habit of some animals of moving away from their offspring and visiting them only occasionally to provide food and minimum support.
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Interestingly, the real reason the majority pulled a sickie in this region was to avoid a stressful situation at work.
The reasons for pulling a sickie are many and varied, but hangovers are the most common culprit, accounting for 39 percent of cases.
SNIFFLE SEASON: Out of the fish4jobs survey respondents, over a third revealed they took a sickie to recover from a session down the pub
The business organisation surveyed 400 private firms and public sector organisations and found that employers believed around 12 per cent of absence involved staff pulling a sickie at a cost to the economy of pounds 1.
There have been many high profile cases of people being caught out on social media after chucking a sickie.
2m bill for teachers putting in sickie (Examiner, January 7).
Millions of people have gone into work when they were ill, countering the popular belief that workers were happy to pull a sickie, according to a new report today.
The business organisation surveyed 400 private firms and public sector organisations and found employers believed around 12% of absence involved staff pulling a sickie at a cost to the economy of pounds 1.
But as a nice man from the CBI explained, the only way to distinguish sickies from genuine absence is 'an educated guess'.
The CBI's director of human resources policy, Susan Anderson, said some people believed they had a right to use sickies for a long weekend or an extended holiday.
As in: "I have a reputation for throwing outrageous sickies - on a carefully-staggered basis throughout the year - so there's no way my boss is going to think I'd have the nerve to ring in today unless I really was, for once, too sick to come in.
Davie Weir tells the media Scotland's players were so fed up with the way things were under Berti Vogts they were throwing sickies rather than turning up.