Last week, my boss handed out perfect attendance awards at a meeting.
Would I feel this way if I was a recipient? Because this is the way I feel:
The people who have perfect attendance should not be awarded. Why? Because the reason they have perfect attendance is because they come to work sick, when they should stay home so as not to spread their sickness around. Which, of course, they do when they come to work sick. And they do it to all of us who responsibly use sick days when we need them, and thus do not receive perfect attendance awards. (Which come, by the way, with one extra paid day off a year and accrue each year, up to five years.)
Is this an incentive for people to come to work sick, and to not respond appropriately to personal and family emergencies?
Thanks for listening. Rant over.