If we work until 12 it's counted as half day sick. Although I once had to go at 2;30 & was docked half day pay....for 1 & half hours! Mean.Sent home? No. But I know when I'm not well, and will go home if I'm feeling ill. I used to try to tough it out in my old job at my local cinema, but one day I was really bad and spent a good hour of a 7 hour shift running the loo (spread over 7 trips). The manager took me to the side at the end of my shift and said to me "Next time you're sick, just don't come in. I'd rather be a man down than pay a full day's pay for half a days work." He was a condescending swine, and so I don't 'do people favours' or try to 'soldier on' any more. Stuff 'em. I'll look after me.
We have to inform HoD then HR who then says we have to go to front of school to sign out. Not ideal when it's so far away & you are feeling decidedly grim & have to fight your way through kids, then back again to get out. Blooming jobsworths.Well it depends, but your line manager who should inform whoever else needs to know
I agree school management systems are silly but there is clearly more to this if the head wants to meet with you personally before going home...I've been informed I had to have a meeting before I am allowed to go home with the principal?
So I am going to be spewing ones guts etc whilst waiting to see the busiest person in the school?
I also have different managers depending on what the issue is.
School management systems are a bit silly aren't they?
It's a crazy policy because it implies total lack of trust in staff. It's demoralizing and patronizing to demand a meeting to just check if you're telling the truth. Even if you aren't, what can she do? Unless she can prove you're fibbing, she can't say no to you going home unless she is cruising for a lawsuit.Exactly, can you imagine chasing her around with a sick bowl in my hand?
Exactly! It is a bit of a joke. TBH next time I will just phone in sick...It's a crazy policy because it implies total lack of trust in staff. It's demoralizing and patronizing to demand a meeting to just check if you're telling the truth. Even if you aren't, what can she do? Unless she can prove you're fibbing, she can't say no to you going home unless she is cruising for a lawsuit.