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(The Sun)   There are some guys who are dedicated to their job for their paycheck, and then there's this guy who hasn't missed a day of work in 50 years   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 92
    More: Spiffy, FRANK Bagshaw, Greater Manchester  
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2012-06-19 09:21:45 PM  
Spiffy? How many people missed days of work because this loser came in and infected everybody?
 
2012-06-19 09:31:16 PM  

bingethinker: Spiffy? How many people missed days of work because this loser came in and infected everybody?


Spiffy is the kind of thing they say in Spiffy England. Maybe if you weren't sick all the time and your glass was half filled, you could see this!
 
2012-06-19 09:47:15 PM  
Subby gets props for not farking up their/there/they're
 
2012-06-19 09:53:20 PM  
Anyone that doesn't skip work every now and then is NOT to be trusted.
 
2012-06-19 10:03:28 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Anyone that doesn't skip work every now and then is NOT to be trusted.


After working for the same company for so many years, I always leave a couple of PTOs to flush at the end of the year.

Otherwise I take a lot vaca time... it's good for you.
 
2012-06-19 10:22:43 PM  

bingethinker: Spiffy? How many people missed days of work because this loser came in and infected everybody?


From TFA: "He used to say if you got up in the morning and have a sniffle you should just ignore it and go straight off out to work.

I appreciate that the guy is a hard worker. Good for him. The world could use more of them. But going to work sick? You haven't done anybody any favours.
 
2012-06-19 11:29:33 PM  
I called off work last week and I didn't miss it either!
 
2012-06-19 11:48:43 PM  
So it wasn't worth noting at 25 years? 30 years? EVEN 45 YEARS?

/WHERE WAS THE SUN THEN?
//fuggit... I'm taking the day off
 
2012-06-20 12:00:26 AM  
"He used to say if you got up in the morning and have a sniffle you should just ignore it and go straight off out to work. "

So making everyone else sick is a good thing now?

I really wish this corporate mindset would die. When the swine flu was going around, companies actually did tell people to go home and stay home until cleared by a doctor, but that's the ONLY time I've ever heard of any company actually doing that.
 
2012-06-20 12:08:31 AM  
If i'm sick, i'm pulling a sickie. I don't care how much I love the company i'm working for.
 
2012-06-20 12:54:59 AM  

SpaceyCat: "He used to say if you got up in the morning and have a sniffle you should just ignore it and go straight off out to work. "

So making everyone else sick is a good thing now?

I really wish this corporate mindset would die. When the swine flu was going around, companies actually did tell people to go home and stay home until cleared by a doctor, but that's the ONLY time I've ever heard of any company actually doing that.


" 'e dyed in the Great Plague o' aught 13, 'e did. Ne'er got cre'it fer 'is contribyushun, 'e did"
 
2012-06-20 02:31:28 AM  
And he will never get any one of those days back...

/My old man used to tell me. Your company could give a rats ass about your life.
 
2012-06-20 03:54:03 AM  
Sucker is more like it. Damn, that is a effed up mentality.

You are born to work....bwhahahahahaaa!!!
 
2012-06-20 04:00:03 AM  
An old supervisor of mine used to brag about all the unused vacation days the company took back from him on December 31.

We tried to tell him "You do realize that you just helped the company essentially steal two weeks pay from you" but the retard had reached the bone by that point.

I was gone from that company not long after, but I did find out that he was eventually fired for a piddling transgression involving keeping copies of personnel files in his office that should have been only in the HR office.
 
2012-06-20 04:01:10 AM  
I almost called in sick today, but I wanted to save those precious 8 hours.
 
2012-06-20 04:13:54 AM  
There are few organizations and fewer positions which are worth such a record. From the article, seems doubtful this was one. Besides, shirking responsibility is good once in a while for the sake of sanity.
 
2012-06-20 04:16:38 AM  
I have never missed a day of work, either. There've been a lot of times where I skipped days of work, but I never missed it.
 
2012-06-20 04:25:44 AM  
Yeah, they carefully don't say how many days of vacation he has used. He just never used any sick time.
 
2012-06-20 04:26:47 AM  
As a government worker, he might have been able to cash all those days at the end and quit working several months before the official retirement date. That's at least the way I've seen it done in the usa.
 
2012-06-20 04:27:14 AM  

bingethinker: Spiffy? How many people missed days of work because this loser came in and infected everybody?


Came here to say this, I have a bloke that sits accross from me, comes to work no matter how sick he gets and then calls the rest of us pussies when we take a day off sick! I missed a mates farking wedding cause of him coming in with flu
 
2012-06-20 04:33:17 AM  
There are ads on TV here (Australia) for cold pills with the tag line "Just Soldier On" - the idea being that even if you're sick, take a pill and go into work.

I take cold pills to relieve my symptoms, then stay home playing Xbox or watching movies.
 
2012-06-20 04:34:34 AM  

revrendjim: Subby gets props for not farking up their/there/they're


Loses props for using spiffy tag on this instead of hero tag, I am betting its the same subby as the one who put up the loser thread about the guy with 30 college degrees.
 
2012-06-20 04:35:25 AM  
FTA: Dave, 64, started work as apprentice when he was 16.

I'll let you do the math.
 
2012-06-20 04:36:58 AM  
Well, good for The Sun for presenting mindless, brainwashed slavishness as something to emulate. Keep the Aspidistra flying, y'all!
 
2012-06-20 04:37:08 AM  
I'm sure the company will send round a couple of pornstars and a truckload of Viagra to thank him.

The only time you should ever sacrifice yourself is if you work for yourself. I learnt years ago that being an employee was for the lazy and those with the guile to play the internal politics. If you're a hard-working, productive guy then quit and go freelance, because otherwise you're carrying the lazy and the political game players. If you're freelance, you have to work, but the reward is that you get far more for your efforts.

Last place I freelanced at, I worked with a user who was a real boy scout. Worked 5 long days, lots of responsibility, then put in an extra day at weekends. Someone told me what he earnt and it was like shiat, like £30K. He did get a lot of worthless employee of the month mugs, personally given to him by the CEO who was making £4m/annum in salary and stock options.
 
2012-06-20 04:38:11 AM  

turboke: FTA: Dave, 64, started work as apprentice when he was 16.

I'll let you do the math.


I was told there would be no math.
 
2012-06-20 04:39:35 AM  
Some companies don't pay when you have a day off work and some of us are too poor too loose any wages. The way I figure, if a company doesn't pay sick time they can deal with employees turning up with contagious diseases.

I've been at work with shingles, flu, and many other minor things. I've also gone to work with conditions that could cause me to collapse right in the middle of the floor. But what choice do I have. It's that or not pay the bills. So Fark them they can deal with the consequences.
 
2012-06-20 04:40:48 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: Some companies don't pay when you have a day off work and some of us are too poor too loose any wages. The way I figure, if a company doesn't pay sick time they can deal with employees turning up with contagious diseases.

I've been at work with shingles, flu, and many other minor things. I've also gone to work with conditions that could cause me to collapse right in the middle of the floor. But what choice do I have. It's that or not pay the bills. So Fark them they can deal with the consequences.


Somehow I doubt the veracity of your statement.
 
2012-06-20 04:41:19 AM  
And if you don't behave as them, they call you crazy.
And if you won't slave for them, they call you lazy.
Well, I say
They wanna take your mind, turn it into a prison
Then lock you inside, then they'll call that livin'
 
2012-06-20 04:43:54 AM  
Suckaaa
 
2012-06-20 04:56:46 AM  
I go into work if I'm ill, usually. Hell, if I have to feel miserable and shiatty, I'd rather do it on my employer's dime.

If I call in sick, it's usually muscular or something - I actually have mobility or consciousness problems. Doesn't happen often.
 
2012-06-20 04:58:01 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Anyone that doesn't skip work every now and then is NOT to be trusted.


Anyone that doesn't skip work now and then is a chump.

.
 
2012-06-20 05:00:01 AM  

starsrift: I go into work if I'm ill, usually. Hell, if I have to feel miserable and shiatty, I'd rather do it on my employer's dime.

If I call in sick, it's usually muscular or something - I actually have mobility or consciousness problems. Doesn't happen often.


I do as well.

I might need to go back and read, but seems this guy just didn't like being at home.

Or perhaps he's had a 60 year old habit?

Maybe he's making money under the table by selling drugs? He can't afford to miss a day or he will get bumped if he doesn't do his daily supply?

Did I miss anything?
 
2012-06-20 05:00:26 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: Some companies don't pay when you have a day off work and some of us are too poor too loose any wages. The way I figure, if a company doesn't pay sick time they can deal with employees turning up with contagious diseases.

I've been at work with shingles, flu, and many other minor things. I've also gone to work with conditions that could cause me to collapse right in the middle of the floor. But what choice do I have. It's that or not pay the bills. So Fark them they can deal with the consequences.


The worker in question is legally entitled to over 4 weeks of vacation a year on top of any sick days. You know, in abusive Europe and all that.
 
2012-06-20 05:12:18 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: Some companies don't pay when you have a day off work and some of us are too poor too loose any wages. The way I figure, if a company doesn't pay sick time they can deal with employees turning up with contagious diseases.

I've been at work with shingles, flu, and many other minor things. I've also gone to work with conditions that could cause me to collapse right in the middle of the floor. But what choice do I have. It's that or not pay the bills. So Fark them they can deal with the consequences.


If you are past your mid 20s and have a job like this then you failed at life, I haven't had a job that didnt give sick days since I was 21.

My last two jobs will pay the employee to go home so they don't spread germs, all they ask is to be available by phone or email if someone needs to ask for info. And that's only after using up the 5 sick days given to everyone and that's on top of vacation days.
 
2012-06-20 05:15:29 AM  
That's not a very good hammer. Is it symbolic of his work? I work with people that show up every day, doesn't mean they're working or that they're any good at their job.
 
2012-06-20 05:25:28 AM  

turboke: FTA: Dave, 64, started work as apprentice when he was 16.

I'll let you do the math.


and don't forget the two weeks off for German measles.

/lousy german measles
 
2012-06-20 05:41:00 AM  
Worked at BreAking for ten years. I got (by the time I left) 3 weeks vacation, 5 personal days and 5 sick days (up to ten, but after that you went on benefits, so you always tried not to use more than the standard five) and I am proud to say I used ecru last one of those suckers every single year. And I was still an above average employee, plus I never got anyone sick at work. This guy on the other hand will get a little certificate and will be forever remembered as the"Typhoid Mary" by everyone he worked with.
 
2012-06-20 05:48:01 AM  

OBBN: Worked at BreAking BellSouth for ten years. I got (by the time I left) 3 weeks vacation, 5 personal days and 5 sick days (up to ten, but after that you went on benefits, so you always tried not to use more than the standard five) and I am proud to say I used every last one of those every single year. And I was still an above average employee, plus I never got anyone sick at work. This guy on the other hand will get a little certificate and will be forever remembered as the"Typhoid Mary" by everyone he worked
suckers
/Stupid Auto Correct, always making my life garden it has to be
//Yeah, I know, Preview is my friend, to damned early

 
2012-06-20 05:51:46 AM  

OBBN: OBBN: Worked at BreAking BellSouth for ten years. I got (by the time I left) 3 weeks vacation, 5 personal days and 5 sick days (up to ten, but after that you went on benefits, so you always tried not to use more than the standard five) and I am proud to say I used every last one of those every single year. And I was still an above average employee, plus I never got anyone sick at work. This guy on the other hand will get a little certificate and will be forever remembered as the"Typhoid Mary" by everyone he worked
suckers
/Stupid Auto Correct, always making my life garden it has to be
//Yeah, I know, Preview is my friend, to damned early


Mama said there'd be days like this.

/you have my sympathy.
 
2012-06-20 05:55:02 AM  

OBBN: OBBN: Worked at BreAking BellSouth for ten years. I got (by the time I left) 3 weeks vacation, 5 personal days and 5 sick days (up to ten, but after that you went on benefits, so you always tried not to use more than the standard five) and I am proud to say I used every last one of those every single year. And I was still an above average employee, plus I never got anyone sick at work. This guy on the other hand will get a little certificate and will be forever remembered as the"Typhoid Mary" by everyone he worked
suckers
/Stupid Auto Correct, always making my life garden harder than it has to be
//Yeah, I know, Preview is my friend, to damned early



/I swear I don't know what I hate more, mornings or inputting with Swype and auto correct.
/yeah, I know, epic fail. Yuck it up.
 
2012-06-20 06:09:26 AM  
I didnt have a sick day for 2 years until this guy hit me and didnt get fired. So I had every thursday off for 3 weeks, bashed the guy back outside of work and then quit. true story.
 
2012-06-20 06:16:24 AM  

DistendedPendulusFrenulum: Marcus Aurelius: Anyone that doesn't skip work every now and then is NOT to be trusted.

Anyone that doesn't skip work now and then is a chump.

.


Or they're poor and only get paid if they work. People with vacation and sick time who don't miss work occasionally are chumps.
 
2012-06-20 06:23:24 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Anyone that doesn't skip work every now and then is NOT to be trusted.


That's a fact. You need to make someone like that take a few days off, so you can get in and find out what he's been doing.
 
2012-06-20 06:28:17 AM  
It's 'spiffing' not 'spiffy', and really, it's neither one of them.
 
2012-06-20 06:33:06 AM  
bumblekee.com
 
2012-06-20 06:54:42 AM  

3rdtimearound: It's 'spiffing' not 'spiffy', and really, it's neither one of them.


Spiffing? You young whippersnappers with your crazy new lingo.
Spiffy: 1853
Spiffing: 1870s

Link
 
2012-06-20 06:55:12 AM  
The guy who lived next door to us when I was a boy reputedly never had a day off sick in his life. He had a massive stroke a few weeks after retiring which left him a drooling vegetable for the rest of his days. He hung on for about 10 years with his wife having to feed him and wipe his backside. Fun times.
 
2012-06-20 07:01:42 AM  
I wonder how many months of lost productivity he's responsible for by refusing to take sick days and coming in to work sick?
 
2012-06-20 07:10:19 AM  
If you don't do something -spontaneously- every once in awhile that leaves you completely incapable of work the next day... you're not living. You're just existing.
 
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