Flu - Day Off

Maelly

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I've been having this niggling flu (runny nose) for the past 3 weeks or so - which annoys the heck out of me. It's not serious - just irritating cause I have to clear my nose every now and again (but nothing comes out). So, I was thinking of bunking work tomorrow and go see a GP. Not sure if I will be assisted (cause no appointment), I guess I will just rock up at some GP and wait till I get assisted.


But I kind of feel guilty cause this flu is not serious. Do u think I should go see a GP or just go to work?
 

medicnick83

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Kiss like... R150 good bye ;)

You'll need a doctors certificate which that pays for, I wish I could do that.
 

Maelly

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Well, I dont need a GP certificate if I only tay a day or two of sick leave, unless I take three (Basic Conditions of Employment Act).

I did take a day off last Friday. Well, I actually went to PTA for a meeting on Thursday, then went home afterwards, thats why I also took Friday off. So, currently I'm on SAA to Cape Town. I will probably take a day off tomorrow and go to a GP. Besides, I havent taken any this year!
 

Syndyre

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Rather phone and make an appointment, if you just pitch up you might wait forever or they might not have an opening for you.
 

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Well, I dont need a GP certificate if I only tay a day or two of sick leave, unless I take three (Basic Conditions of Employment Act).

I did take a day off last Friday. Well, I actually went to PTA for a meeting on Thursday, then went home afterwards, thats why I also took Friday off. So, currently I'm on SAA to Cape Town. I will probably take a day off tomorrow and go to a GP. Besides, I havent taken any this year!
YOU CANT DO IT MAELLY!!!! :D:D:D
 

Boodles

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Go for it man, have the day off, go see your doc and then just chill for the rest of the day. If its raining put the log fire on and have a glass of wine and do fck-all for the day. You could even send peeps at work an email with photo attatchment of you just chilling out.
 

Devill

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Nha, go rock climbing and then paragliding....then drink 2 bottles of tequila and have fun with 18 strippers :D:D:D:D
 

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Well, I dont need a GP certificate if I only tay a day or two of sick leave, unless I take three (Basic Conditions of Employment Act).
Most companies insist on a doctor's certificate if you take off on a friday / monday. And two consecutive days sick also require a sick cert.
 

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Why not take the day off, buy some med-lemon, and park yourself in bed, total cost R30, and maybe R20 for a dvd.:D
 

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A sick note is required on a Monday, a Friday, for 2 days or more and for a day before or after a public holiday. More than 3 days off without a note can lead to a dismissal after a disaplinary hearing. Also you have to call in before 12pm on a day you are staying off sick.

If you go to any medi clinic they will fit you in, I havent heard of anyone ever being turned away from a GP's office. The only ones sticky about appointments are specialists.
 

noxibox

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This is interesting.

Six overlooked worker rights

5. The right to be sick on a Friday (or a Monday)

Many employers have a rule that if an employee is off sick on a Friday and/or Monday - or close to a public holiday, a medical certificate must be presented.

This is illegal. A certificate can only be asked if you were absent for more than two days - or if you were off sick more than twice (for one or two days) in eight weeks. However, during the first six months of employment, you can only take one day of paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
Normally I just advise people to go in sick. If the employer wants a certificate for a Friday/Monday they can pay for it. Unless of course you need to visit the doctor for treatment anyway, e.g. due to an injury or infection that requires antibiotics.
 

Gunny

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Read you contract you will see most employers request a sick note on mondays or fridays. If this was not enforced half the workforce would be off on mondays and half on fridays.
 

Maelly

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I am sick guys. On friday it was just a normal day off cause I was in PTA anyway, it wuld have been silly of me to make a u turn without goin home.


Tomorrow I will just go to that Med Centre in Tygervalley and wait. I will sms my boss (no calling) at around 9 while Im at the GP.
 

Maelly

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Damn, Im dying!!! The GP gave some really big tablets including those multi-coloured ones (3 in toto)! She actually asked if I wanted to take two days off of which I said no. I'l take it easy today and go to work 2moro (I can always leave work at lunch time). I've got some swollen tonsilities (spelling).
 

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Damn, Im dying!!! The GP gave some really big tablets including those multi-coloured ones (3 in toto)! She actually asked if I wanted to take two days off of which I said no. I'l take it easy today and go to work 2moro (I can always leave work at lunch time). I've got some swollen tonsilities (spelling).
Go relax with a dvd and hopefully you will be okish tomorrow :)
 

Maelly

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Thanks buddy, will do, oops, not really, I need to compile some briefing on that Workshop I attended in PTA on Thursday, then I can chill.
 
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