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    Why Americans Go to Work Sick...

    From a blog in Connecticut:
    According to a new study, 8 million Americans went to work infected with swine flu. And 7 million caught H1N1 from a sick co-worker. And don’t forget, 24 people in Connecticut actually died from swine flu.

    There are a thousand reasons we need a basic workplace standard to allow Connecticut workers to earn paid sick days. But like clockwork, corporate lobbyists are already trotting out the same old canard that it’s too expensive for businesses. (As if it’s really profitable to make sick employees come to work.)
    The Party Line Blog Archive Why paid sick days?

    This is the link to the study:
    http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/B284sickatwork.pdf
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    I dont get paid when I am sick.
    Someone with flu was sent home during the swine flu scare and the company refused to pay them.
    They were told to make up their money with overtime.
    It's profitable to make sick employees come to work..why shouldnt it be?

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    The H1N1 flu, while initially scary because it was new, was hardly worth worrying about. My family contracted it last year, and other than being purely miserable for two long weeks, it was nothing out of the ordinary.
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    Regurgitating big pharma's swine flu propaganda is a sure sign you spend too much time in front of the XXXXX box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gansao View Post
    I dont get paid when I am sick.
    Do you not even get statutory sick pay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Bennett View Post
    Do you not even get statutory sick pay?
    He could be under 16, unemployed or retired, or on maternity leave. Or in prison.
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    Propaganda

    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    He could be under 16, unemployed or retired, or on maternity leave. Or in prison.
    Symbiote, you are right. Just a big, fat propaganda machine. It is also a scam, like global warming. Lets raise taxes to research swine flu! Make sure to buy tons of hand sanitizers! While people have died from Swine Flu. Not many have, and so this is not something to freak out about as much as we are. So let us just remember, that this happens every few years, everyone is careful not to spread it, and then it begins to recede. Besides, I read a news article that the Swine Fly epidemic is beginning to recede. So, it is just history repeating itself as usual, but we never seem to learn from that.
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    we have a bucket of time to take off, any sick or vacation time comes from this bucket - so many people come to work sick because they want to keep vacation time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gansao View Post
    I dont get paid when I am sick.
    Someone with flu was sent home during the swine flu scare and the company refused to pay them.
    They were told to make up their money with overtime.
    It's profitable to make sick employees come to work..why shouldnt it be?
    Brits don't get paid sick leave?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Brits don't get paid sick leave?
    The Queen doesn't allow them to get sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPSartre12 View Post
    The Queen doesn't allow them to get sick.
    And you are on intimate terms with the Queen, eh?

    By the way, what is it exactly that that little thingy above signifies?

    I hope I have used the right emotive whatchamacallit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    Brits don't get paid sick leave?
    You praise my former country's health care plan, championing it over anything else America might have...and you don't even know whether or not they get sick pay from work?

    First you praise Canada's system, even though it only applies to Canadian citizens and it's a three year wait to become nationalized. And now you're praising Britain and you don't get sick leave over there.
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    The admission of a sociopathic serial killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    And you are on intimate terms with the Queen, eh?
    No, but my B-I-L is.
    By the way, what is it exactly that that little thingy above signifies?

    I hope I have used the right emotive whatchamacallit.
    It's a wink It implies that the previous statement was meant in jest. Get a clue. <-----That's my favorite, sarcasm.

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    I don't recall that I particularly praised Britain's system of delivering health care, although my daughter, a physician, has worked both in Britain's state system and in Alabama.

    She never seems to have lost a patient in Britain because they couldn't afford meds and additional care, she's a primary-care provider, but she's lost several in Alabama because they couldn't afford the meds she recommended or go for additional consultation with specialists as she recommended.

    And, unfortunately, in stupid America, primary care docs are essentially spit upon and not well paid so she can't really afford to pay for these additional services that America hates to give to people who are not super rich.

    Singy, stingy America! Americans must die so that the super rich can hoard their millions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simone View Post
    I don't recall that I particularly praised Britain's system of delivering health care, although my daughter, a physician, has worked both in Britain's state system and in Alabama.

    She never seems to have lost a patient in Britain because they couldn't afford meds and additional care, she's a primary-care provider, but she's lost several in Alabama because they couldn't afford the meds she recommended or go for additional consultation with specialists as she recommended.

    And, unfortunately, in stupid America, primary care docs are essentially spit upon and not well paid so she can't really afford to pay for these additional services that America hates to give to people who are not super rich.

    Singy, stingy America! Americans must die so that the super rich can hoard their millions!
    So, you think doctors in the US make LESS than those in the UK?

    Take a look at this: It's called "statistics" not "wishful thinking and personal anecdotes".

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