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Old 04-22-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Just a thought about not ever taking sick leave. You owe it to your work mates not to come in sick. No one wants your germs. This is especially true about places where a phone is shared. Stay home to recover and do everyone a favor. I know some bosses want people there no matter what, and I feel for anyone under extreme pressure to work sick, but I still think that it is best to keep one's germs at home.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Agree with theoldnorthstate about not burning bridges. While it may feel wonderful to make a comment like the ham one, it may come back to bite you but I sincerely hope that it doesn't.
No bridge to burn! I've had it with working in understaffed LTC facilities, and in my retirement years, I'm considering merely taking on a home care case, now and then. I'm just too old to be in charge of 25 patients on the nightshift anymore, and more patients if someone calls off!

The facility I work in adamantly refuses to spend the money to hire temp help when we're short, and there's money in the budget for that, Medicare insists upon it! The Administrator gets a nice bonus at the end of the year for the money he's saved the corporation, which has over 500 facilities scattered around the country. And not a dime of that savings is passed on to the employees!

The facility, in back of ours, owned by a different corporation, wrote out a nice check to all it's employees, one year, for all the unspent money in that account. And we don't even get a ham anymore at Xmas time!

Axes to grind? Burn that bridge? You bet!
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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No bridge to burn! I've had it with working in understaffed LTC facilities, and in my retirement years, I'm considering merely taking on a home care case, now and then. I'm just too old to be in charge of 25 patients on the nightshift anymore, and more patients if someone calls off!

The facility I work in adamantly refuses to spend the money to hire temp help when we're short, and there's money in the budget for that, Medicare insists upon it! The Administrator gets a nice bonus at the end of the year for the money he's saved the corporation, which has over 500 facilities scattered around the country. And not a dime of that savings is passed on to the employees!

The facility, in back of ours, owned by a different corporation, wrote out a nice check to all it's employees, one year, for all the unspent money in that account. And we don't even get a ham anymore at Xmas time!

Axes to grind? Burn that bridge? You bet!
In my own view, the comment in bold above is probably the number 1 political issue in the USA today. Every single person running for Congress, the Senate or President, plus anyone running for Governor, should have to specifically address that type of issue in their campaign.

Regarding the original poster question, I didn't slack off at all because I had a position that had a lot of folks interdependent upon my actions right up until my last week of work. I telecommuted the last few weeks of work, having moved out to California in retirement. But I was on a conference call, in fact I led the conference call, the last afternoon of my career. It wasn't a neurotic thing with me, I just enjoyed my work and didn't want to leave anyone hanging at the end. I wanted to leave with a good impression, though I never planned to return to work again.
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