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to miss going into work

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'i have got the tip of my penis caught in my zip' or anything self humiliating.

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Not having a job.

Being dead.

Abducted by pirates/Vikings/aliens

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Abducted by pirates/Vikings/aliens
Aliens ? you taking the mick there vizzy. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/ghost.gif" alt="" />

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If you are female, with a male boss, telling him you have monthy female issues works every time. He is so happy to get away from the conversation he will gladly give you the day off without having to ask any questions.

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If you are female, with a male boss, telling him you have monthy female issues works every time. He is so happy to get away from the conversation he will gladly give you the day off without having to ask any questions.


Hey Moo, is that "monthy" supposed to be "monthly" or "mouthy" female issues - still - same effect I expect! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/busted.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/busted.gif" alt="" />

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Dont start me off on this one. My staff are always ringing in sick with the usual Monday morning migraine or dicky tummy. Another favourite with the women is childcare issues.
Even had one say their brother was imigrating and they'd only remember on that morning. Worse still it later evolved that she didnt even have a brother!!

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Supposed to be monthly. Oops. Then again, we do tend to get mouthy around that time, so I suppose either would work. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

How could a person forget her brother is immigrating? Even though it was a made up excuse, there could have been a better one than that.

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Dont start me off on this one. My staff are always ringing in sick with the usual Monday morning migraine or dicky tummy. Another favourite with the women is childcare issues.
Even had one say their brother was imigrating and they'd only remember on that morning. Worse still it later evolved that she didnt even have a brother!!


Childcare issues is a real problem for parents.
If your child grazes his knee,the school ring you up, as in this sue anything culture they dare not do anything.

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I feel penalised because I have no children!!
Full Time staff get 27 days (at least) paid annual leave per year. They also have an entitlement to 7 days parental leave and upto 14 days discretionary leave (normally given for bereavements etc).
Now if they have children then they should make provisions for the occasions when for what ever reason the child can not go to school or go to the child minder. It is not my problem!! If you are unable to make the provisions then dont go to work. If you need to work because of finacial commitments then dont have the children!!
As well as all that the parents get preferential treatment during school holidays!! Totally out of order!!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

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Your choice for not having children is your choice,but civilisation would not continue without someone having children.
Yes they make get a bit extra in some areas,but you benefit by not having the costs that us with children have.
Most families are forced to have both parents working because of the sheer expense ofrunning a home,child minders are not easy to find because of Government regulations mean that they have to be qualified.If the child is sick then a child minder will not take the child.
Having preferential treatment on holidays is because the schools will not allow children out of school.
I went 4 years without a family holiday,because of selfish co workers without children taking up the summer holidays.
It is easy to say don't have the children,but who really is being the selfish one.

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Our first lovers tiff coming on!!
Sorry Cantos but have to disagree - yeah my choice not to have kids. Accept that!
I dont feel i'm being selfish though.
The parents can work around school times. They could have differnts shifts etc. What about relatives looking after the children?? Get different jobs with a creche.
In my line of work I see many single parent families who survive. Admittedly most claim state benefits but there are those out there with part time jobs who cope extremly well - I bet they dont all get preferential treatment.
I know I am always going to be in the minority but why whould I be penalised for making my choice?
I still want the luxuries in life - nice home, foreign holidays, nice cars and nights out - with children I would not have been able to do any of that so maybe I am selfish.
Bet if I had asked for parental leave because my dog (which I treat like a child) was ill I would just be laughed at.
We all talk about equal oppurtunities etc but how is this equal?? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

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Relatives would be a wonderful idea,but a lot of families cannnot afford houses in ares where they grew up,so have to live far away from their relatives.Also the retirement age is being extended ,so your parents are still working as well.
If we all had your idea then the humam race would be extinct in 100 years.
Stop winging and be thankful that some people are producing children,who will support you in your old age.
You only see what is in front of your face,and do not appreciate what sacrifices families with children make.

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I am broadly with Paula on this issue - and I have three invisible children (now all growed up, from a previous conflict - I mean marriage).

I do not accept that people have children through a noble desire to selflessly sacrifice themselves for the good of the species. They do so, generally, for their own satisfaction and fulfilment. Technically of course it is the desire to perpetuate one's own genes that stimulates the urge/instinct to reproduce - not the species as a whole, but yourself.

I see it as completely selfish to demand that everyone else has to fit in around your little family life. These days it is a nightmare for smaller employers, who simply want to employ someone to do a job - then that individual can push off on paid maternity leave. True the wages can be reclaimed from the government but there is the disruption and lack of continuity suffered, which can be severe for a small firm.

Conversely of course with a small firm, particularly a professional practice, there is usually much more give and take ona mutually convenient basis, which is much more sensible than prescriptive legislation and rigid do's and don'ts. In the small firms where I used to work it was perfectly ok to nip out to the dentists, optician, doctor, barber even, in work time - parents of younger children would nip out to fetch them, sometimes bring them into the office. In return you would go the extra kilometre, you don't always rush off at 5.30 on the dot of something needs to be finished (I don't think I ever left at 5.30!). All much more agreeable.

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I used to work as a customer service manager in a bank amd worked in various outlets.
There was one that was staffed by all working mums.
It was the most productive office i have ever worked in and we were always out on time,job done.

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i thought this was a good excuses thread of not going to work. not getting work done.
what a t1t!

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She started it.

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dont be a sheep.

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Thank You Invisible Man - glad you can see my reasoning. Thought I was going to be alone on this one with him (Cantos) having a moan at me.

And thank you DG - glad someone else shares my feelings about Cantos - he can be such a silly billy.

As far as i'm concerned the matter is closed and I have made my point.
I have very strong feelings on the subject as I know Cantos does too. I will agree to disagree with you Cantos.

Still lub ya really <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bisou.gif" alt="" />
Can we make up and be friends again (please)

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Not bloody likely.

You are still wrong.




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