We have a call-off line. We call the sickline, tell why we’re sick…and then if there’s an issue it’s resolved upon your return. My supervisor asks that we call her as well, b/c the delay in the call-off line calling her, is quite a few hours, and she doesn’t want to worry about why we’re not in. (I can say that I do believe her reasoning there…when she was out for 2 weeks b/c of surgery, she gave everyone her home phone and email, she seems to have a genuine concern for people under her care…)
She says it’s funny that some people call and sound all hoarse and scratchy…but then the next day, their voice is fine, they’re back at work, and hey, it’s their vacation time they’re using up…so why go to all the hassle to SOUND sick, when sometimes, it’s just not feasible to come in to work, and it has nothing to do with your voice…??