Swine Flu, Volcanic Ash and the common cold seems to be driving employers crazy all over the UK – and panicking employees about their job security. Complete our poll below and also comment on how you feel about this subject – how secure do you feel in your current job?
Swine Flu, Volcanic Ash and the common cold seems to be driving employers crazy all over the UK – and panicking employees about their job security.
Winter 2009 brought, as always, the common cold – sneezing and coughing over colleagues became concern for everyone. As absent days tolled up, the Swine Flu epidemic took over, causing widespread panic with workplaces up and down the country hosting a large supply of tissues and antiseptic gel. Just when we thought the worst was over and we no longer had to panic about unplanned days away from work, holiday makers taking a well deserved break, were punished by what I’m now calling, Ashgate.
On the bright side, Ashgate has offered a much appreciated extended holiday for people stranded in sunny locations – but when coming back home, I have to ask, what question marks does it leave, if any, over their job security?
Now the official word is of course none…but with so many illnesses doing the rounds in the last 6 months, Ashgate has been the icing on the cake, causing even more paranoia for both employers and employees about time staff are taking off.
According to research now released by Aviva UK Health, 78% of employees are choosing to go into work even when they’re still ill because they panic about how they would cope financially if they lost their job. So, I think it’s time you had your chance to contribute to this debate.
Please complete our poll below and also comment on how you feel about this subject – how secure do you feel in your current job? Has illness or Ashgate effected your approach to unplanned time off work?
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