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    tarifa
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    Ive just found out that where i work they have introduced a policy regarding sick-pay and leave and so-called self-induced injuries.

    If you fall in the shower and hurt your back etc you’e entitled to sick leave with pay

    but if you go out an play footie/rugby/hockey or horse-ride/snow-board/parachute etc then any injuries you sustain are you’re own problem and you get no sick pay!

    ffs! an they claim to want people leading healthier life-styles!

    anyone else come across this?

    #1124633
    Raj
    Participant

    :crazy::crazy::crazy:

    They want to employ couch potatoes?? :you_crazy:you_crazy

    Is that exclusion actually legal?

    #1145557
    Raj
    Participant

    :crazy::crazy::crazy:

    They want to employ couch potatoes?? :you_crazy:you_crazy

    Is that exclusion actually legal?

    #1124635
    tarifa
    Participant

    apparently. I’m in a national organisation and it is now official policy so . . .

    next time i hurt myself i’m just gonna lie!

    It b******s

    #1145559
    tarifa
    Participant

    apparently. I’m in a national organisation and it is now official policy so . . .

    next time i hurt myself i’m just gonna lie!

    It b******s

    #1124637
    JonnyQuest
    Participant

    i ahd just parachuted into my nice hot shower after boarding down a mountain on horseback and i slipped

    #1145561
    JonnyQuest
    Participant

    i ahd just parachuted into my nice hot shower after boarding down a mountain on horseback and i slipped

    #1124630
    Techno Viking
    Participant
    tarifa wrote:
    Ive just found out that where i work they have introduced a policy regarding sick-pay and leave and so-called self-induced injuries.

    If you fall in the shower and hurt your back etc you’e entitled to sick leave with pay

    but if you go out an play footie/rugby/hockey or horse-ride/snow-board/parachute etc then any injuries you sustain are you’re own problem and you get no sick pay!

    ffs! an they claim to want people leading healthier life-styles!

    anyone else come across this?

    I recently heard about bonuses and incentives for people who don’t take sick leave which I like but people shouldn’t be penalised for hurting themselves or falling ill that’s for sure…

    #1145554
    Techno Viking
    Participant
    tarifa wrote:
    Ive just found out that where i work they have introduced a policy regarding sick-pay and leave and so-called self-induced injuries.

    If you fall in the shower and hurt your back etc you’e entitled to sick leave with pay

    but if you go out an play footie/rugby/hockey or horse-ride/snow-board/parachute etc then any injuries you sustain are you’re own problem and you get no sick pay!

    ffs! an they claim to want people leading healthier life-styles!

    anyone else come across this?

    I recently heard about bonuses and incentives for people who don’t take sick leave which I like but people shouldn’t be penalised for hurting themselves or falling ill that’s for sure…

    #1124636
    tarifa
    Participant
    Dr Bunsen wrote:
    I recently heard about bonuses and incentives for people who don’t take sick leave which I like but people shouldn’t be penalised for hurting themselves or falling ill that’s for sure…

    falling ill is ok, not self-induced (so far, how long before lifestyle-choice associated ailments get nailed up against the wall?)

    At mo its just sports/activty injuries but it still seems to be the thin edge of the wedge to me (or is this just my old school paranoia raising its ugly head again?)

    #1145560
    tarifa
    Participant
    Dr Bunsen wrote:
    I recently heard about bonuses and incentives for people who don’t take sick leave which I like but people shouldn’t be penalised for hurting themselves or falling ill that’s for sure…

    falling ill is ok, not self-induced (so far, how long before lifestyle-choice associated ailments get nailed up against the wall?)

    At mo its just sports/activty injuries but it still seems to be the thin edge of the wedge to me (or is this just my old school paranoia raising its ugly head again?)

    #1124632
    globalloon
    Participant

    it started with drugs testing, now it’s moved on to hobbies

    some people are trying the same arguments with entitlement to national services, based on whether you smoke or are over weight

    basically, everything has an inherent risk and this kind of exclusion rule / viewpoint has no end to it

    #1145556
    globalloon
    Participant

    it started with drugs testing, now it’s moved on to hobbies

    some people are trying the same arguments with entitlement to national services, based on whether you smoke or are over weight

    basically, everything has an inherent risk and this kind of exclusion rule / viewpoint has no end to it

    #1124634
    Tank Girl
    Participant

    Where I work – I’ve not heard of an actual policy but have an example:

    my friend damaged his sholder playing footie and ended up off sick haveing an opperation, he returned to his team – fucked his sholder up a few years later and had to have another opperation – and was told by work he is not allowed to play football anymore as if he got injured (in anyway) they’d not pay his sick leave. He ignored them and is still playing as its his hobby and he enjoys it…

    #1145558
    Tank Girl
    Participant

    Where I work – I’ve not heard of an actual policy but have an example:

    my friend damaged his sholder playing footie and ended up off sick haveing an opperation, he returned to his team – fucked his sholder up a few years later and had to have another opperation – and was told by work he is not allowed to play football anymore as if he got injured (in anyway) they’d not pay his sick leave. He ignored them and is still playing as its his hobby and he enjoys it…

    #1124631
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    The private sector has been doing this for years, a lot of people will just give in in order to get a job (particularly at the higher management positions or for high value contract) – many actually weed out the people who have “risky lifestyles” at the CV-sifting level..

    I think some employers had to be reined in using the Human Rights Act at some of the contract terms included not just restrictions on lifestyles but movement restrictions (similar to bail terms) and even a vow of celibacy! :crazy_diz

    how would these rules treat cycling, which is often done both for sport/enjoyment but also as a normal way of getting around?

    Would someone have to not ride their road bike to work but take in a old 3-speed hub gear Raleigh to prove they are “not involved in dangerous racing?”

    Tank Girl wrote:
    Where I work – I’ve not heard of an actual policy but have an example:

    my friend damaged his sholder playing footie and ended up off sick haveing an opperation, he returned to his team – fucked his sholder up a few years later and had to have another opperation – and was told by work he is not allowed to play football anymore as if he got injured (in anyway) they’d not pay his sick leave. He ignored them and is still playing as its his hobby and he enjoys it…

    #1145555
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    The private sector has been doing this for years, a lot of people will just give in in order to get a job (particularly at the higher management positions or for high value contract) – many actually weed out the people who have “risky lifestyles” at the CV-sifting level..

    I think some employers had to be reined in using the Human Rights Act at some of the contract terms included not just restrictions on lifestyles but movement restrictions (similar to bail terms) and even a vow of celibacy! :crazy_diz

    how would these rules treat cycling, which is often done both for sport/enjoyment but also as a normal way of getting around?

    Would someone have to not ride their road bike to work but take in a old 3-speed hub gear Raleigh to prove they are “not involved in dangerous racing?”

    Tank Girl wrote:
    Where I work – I’ve not heard of an actual policy but have an example:

    my friend damaged his sholder playing footie and ended up off sick haveing an opperation, he returned to his team – fucked his sholder up a few years later and had to have another opperation – and was told by work he is not allowed to play football anymore as if he got injured (in anyway) they’d not pay his sick leave. He ignored them and is still playing as its his hobby and he enjoys it…

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