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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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District Nazim also paid a surprise visit to the benevolent fund, accounts, domicile and license branches of DC office where only two clerks were present while rest of the staff was absent.
When asked if all absent cases have been passed on to councils, Chief Insp Phillips said: "I can't tell you how many absent cases have been referred to the local authority because we are not collating that data in its totality.
The department has also issued notices to 136 teachers who were absent for several months but were still drawing their salary.
He was absent for 737 days before handing himself in, prosecutor Group Captain Tim Backer said.
God knows what happened to the other absent father.
The majority of the absent pupils were suffering from a virus which leads to a sore throat, a cold, higher temperature and in some cases an upset stomach.
Based in Shoreham, on the Sussex coast, Absent Elk are Kjetil Morland (vocals, guitar), Ross Martin (guitar, keyboards), Mike Hillman (guitar), James Penhallow (bass) and Ric Wilson (drums).
2 : not existing <Trees were absent from the desert landscape.
BRIAN MEEHAN gave Absent Pleasure an early entry in the Dewhurst Stakes, so he has obviously long been held in some regard.
In this study in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean), we compared the prevalence of smoking, drinking, and marijuana use among students present and absent at school on the day of a survey, using an anonymous self-administered questionnaire (Global Youth Tobacco Survey [GYTS]).
The large-scale truancy sweeps are coming as high school officials wrestle with the unintended side effect of a six-year-old attendance policy that bars academic class credit for teens who are absent without an excuse more than 10 times.
Gergen sees the cell phone as possibly combating absent presence, by keeping people in touch in many circumstances.