The local news ran a story regarding the sick policies here in Memphis.
Ever since the paycuts, we’ve had an increase in people being off work sick. Not that I think people are abusing the policy,but even if they are, they are not doing a very good job of hiding it.
As a result, the administration has released a new memo guiding the investigation and prosecution of sick leave abuse. They give a few examples of what would constitute abuse and how they would be handled, including the loss of overtime eligibility, out of rank pay, and promotions. This, of course, has had a negative impact on the hearts and minds of the rank and file.
For those familiar with my situation, I’m not suspected of sick leave abuse. They can come to my house and see why I am off work.
But how many other places have these type of policies? Not many around here, but it would stand to reason that the people complaining the most might be the ones abusing the policy. One commenter on the news page said to stop treating us like children, but when you are being paid to be off, I think they have a right to make sure you really are sick.
Does your department have this sort of policy?