Boredom and Calling In Sick

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    1. "Work Boredom May Cause Employees to Call in Sick

    2. Though the stress of an especially hectic work day may make you wish you'd stayed in bed, a new study shows that it's actually a slow day at the office that makes an employee more likely to call in sick.

    3. ...participants were 2.5 times more likely to call in sick on days they expected to have a light workload, compared with days when they had a normal workload,...

    4. And the risk for was even higher if workers' doldrums had started the day before they called in sick.

    5. One reason for the findings may be that employees are less satisfied with their jobs when they're twiddling their thumbs, and so they're less motivated to show up to work when feeling ill."
    Work Boredom May Cause Employees to Call in Sick | Employee Health | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

    This is a pretty significant study!!

    Herein is a light into human nature that, I believe, is one answer to the problems of our education system.

    Ask any teacher who has been around a while and they will tell you that curricula have been watered down, and made less demanding by educrats who don't understand that more challenging work is what makes kids work harder.

    Our children aren't stupid. As schoolwork becomes a joke, the children take it in that vein.
     
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    I can believe that, I hate having to come to work when there really isn't much to do.
     
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    Everyone gets bored at such times. If your working environment is healthy and friendly then you can work even if you are ill but if the atmosphere is not at all happy and friendly then a fit person can fall sick.
     
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    I'm thinking of calling in sick because I am sick. Chills, aches, stuffy nose, headache.

    Should I or shouldn't I..
     
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    I've got a 42" Sony and a PS3 to keep me from getting bored. :D
    Ping pong table.
    Dart board.
    Cat.
    And if I'm ever in the dog house, a fold out couch and fridge and microwave LOL.
     
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    So...when you gettin' the slurpee machine?
     
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    Great idea! I could fill it with beer.
    35 years ago I started out with an office about 10' x 10'.
    I've accumulated so much "stuff" since then that it's looking more like a gallery/man-cave/curio shop.

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    You...you....you....
    ...."1%-er" you!!!


    OWS on the way!!
     
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    Well...did you?
     
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    I'm rarely ill and never take an unscheduled day off. I teach high school and do not want to leave my kids with a short notice sub. Tomorrow though, the students show up late so that the faculty can attend training. I just might have car trouble (truck) that only becomes resovled in time to get there just as the training is over, and way before the first student walks in.
     
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    :lol:

    I pay $400/month rent for that space.
    I've since added a sleeper sofa and TV.
    For any OWS'ers that wanna visit. :D
     
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    Whenever Uncle Ferd gets the blues `cause one o' his g/f's is actin' sassy, Granny just zaps him with her back pain TENS unit...
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    Brain training 'helps treat depression'
    7 June 2012 - The study asked participants to think of positive images and showed them how their brains responded
     

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