Each of us at least once in his life is faced with the need to issue a sick leave. If you really fell ill, or there is an exacerbation of a chronic disease, or a child falls ill, then it will not be difficult to formally issue a sick leave at the clinic. But often there are such delicate situations when we are completely healthy, but for personal reasons we are not able, or simply do not want to go to work. Then one of the options for solving the problem is the purchase of a sick leave.
Motives for buying sick leave:
one. The most common motive: «To spite the boss». This happens when you are not provided with a vacation, and you have bought tickets to the sea, or there is simply an urgent need for a vacation.
2. «I’m Not Appreciated». This reason arising from the unfair attitude of the team or management. When an employee, by his unexpected departure for sick leave, wants to show his colleagues his importance, and give an assessment of the amount of work he does.
3. «Does not allow to go to work appearance or internal state». This happens if the employee has received some stress, is in an unstable mental balance, or just bruises and abrasions appear on his face. All these reasons cannot become a sufficient basis for officially issuing a sick leave, and then a decision is made that it is easier to buy a sick leave than to explain your condition to colleagues.
4. «Session». This is a weighty argument for those employees who are simultaneously taking part-time studies at a university, while the employer refuses to let him go on academic leave.
5. Other personal motives. It can be a wedding, and the desire to be with relatives, and the execution of urgent documents.
According to opinion polls, the percentage of Russians who decide to buy sick leave is quite small: only 7% of admitted this. This is probably due to the fear of exposure and subsequent punishment. The interviewed employers, on the contrary, admit that they rarely check the authenticity of certificates of incapacity for work, trusting their employees. Especially in successful enterprises with a high level of salary, they do not consider it necessary to check sick leave. This is argued by the fact that employees of such enterprises do not have a tendency to negligence, because their everyday work is well paid.