Sam and Bill are debating whether a sick day for reasons other than illness is wrong. Sam: The other day the weather was so nice I couldn't stand the thought of going to work. I have recently been working really hard with some long hours because of t?


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A sick day for reasons other than illness, often known as ‘pulling a sicky’, is definitely wrong. It is an immoral lie that abuses the trust of your manager who will allow you to take time off until you recover. If it is discovered that you faked a sick day, you will definitely be in trouble with your boss and it could lead to a disciplinary or even result in you losing your job. If you are lucky and you do not lose your job, your work situation will be extremely difficult as your boss will never believe you if you do need a sick day. You may have to go into work when you are ill or always get a sick note from your doctor.

It is extremely common for people to fake sick days, particularly when the weather is unusually nice and sunny and people do not want to waste the sunshine by being stuck inside an office all day. People want to make the most of the sunshine and enjoy it while they can, even if that means lying to their boss. Females and younger people ages 16-34 are the most likely employees to call in sick and sick days cost the UK economy up to £12 billion every year.

Many people think that the day of the week can influence a sick day, with Mondays and Fridays being the most popular as people wish to extend their weekend, but this is not the case. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are more common days for sick days and people who live in the West Midlands take more sick days than anywhere else in the UK.

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