Phoney Sick Notes From WI MDs

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    Excuse notes from docs at protests draw scrutiny

    So, lemme get this straight. Protesters want to be paid for their days away from work, so they call in sick. To get those days paid, they need a doctor's note. To show solidarity with the protesters, some doctors are issuing these notes at the site of the protest by the thousands.

    Anyone besides me see a possible ethical issue or two here?

    Only in America are people so fat and lazy, they want to be paid to protest. What a clusterfuck this is becoming.
     
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    The doctors will be disbarred. WI State Bar is already looking into it.
     
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    Seems to me, calling in sick when you are not to be free to protest may be a form of embezzlement, Mini.

    I had no idea these people were trying to get PAID for protesting. I am a tad pissed off.
     
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    Its basically Fraud.
     
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    Just a tad? How do you think Wisconsin tax payers feel then?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    My doctor ate my homework
     
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    Teachers do not get random vacation time nor are they permitted unpaid leave. They had to use sick time. I am not excusing it, but that's the only way they could have gone to the protest.
     
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    To me, it's a perfect anecdote regarding the entire Public Employee Union con game.
     
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    The doctors committed fraud by handing out notes to people who clearly were not sick.
     
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    Its still Fraud. The proper way would to basically go to the protest, and deal with the consequences afterwards. No one ever said your right to protest had to be compensated.

    They should be liable for any sanctions the school boards see fit to impose.
     

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