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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanabananah View Post
    We had someone doing this at work.... turns out all her 26 medical certificates were fake.... found out because we wanted to get a fitness for work assessment done as she had taken 100 days off in a year. Surprise surprise, she didn't turn up to the specialist appointment paid by work and she never came back.

    When we contacted her GP for a report they knew nothing about it, and confirms they were not legit.

    Gives people with actual issues a bad rep
    The GP is not allowed to disclose medical info though? Unless she had signed docs to allow it.

    I work in life insurance and they cannot tell us whether they are a patient or anything unless there is a signed release request.

    But faking illness is not on. Especially for those with actual sicknesses who then get questioned...

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    I have to go to work because my employer askes 20 questions and won't accept I am sick as a reason. I will usually lay with a heat pack due to the pain and take whatever pain meds I have on me at the time.

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    Default menstruation and calling in sick.

    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    The GP is not allowed to disclose medical info though? Unless she had signed docs to allow it.

    I work in life insurance and they cannot tell us whether they are a patient or anything unless there is a signed release request.

    But faking illness is not on. Especially for those with actual sicknesses who then get questioned...
    She had signed the paperwork allowing us to go through the process, and contact her GP.

    There had been a few meetings with her before about what we would be proposing, and she agreed to go through it. She was even provided independent HR advice which confirmed to her she did not have to proceed (although if she didn't, our work would have the ability to potentially let her go on medical grounds).

    She obviously knew the gig was up. I don't know how she was surviving though, she was basically never getting paid.

    It's actually really sad that she felt the need to do this. We all really liked her and it was kind of hurtful that it ended like this. I'm surprised though that in the early meetings before she signed the paperwork to agree to the medical that she didn't just say, yea you are right, I'm unwell, I'm going to quit..... and we would never have known the truth.

    Cheeky thing called up a few months later wanting a reference!

    ETA - the gp told us that even without the signed form, they would have confirmed the certificates were fake, becuase it wasn't their paperwork. She said they wouldn't have been able to say if the girl was a patient, but would have been able to confirm it wasn't her signature nor was it their letterhead. Not sure how legal that would have been though
    Last edited by Lanabananah; 06-02-2017 at 09:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    I have to go to work because my employer askes 20 questions and won't accept I am sick as a reason. I will usually lay with a heat pack due to the pain and take whatever pain meds I have on me at the time.
    That makes me upset on your behalf, that you (and others in your situation) have to struggle through the pain

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    If she is one of the unlucky ones that suffer terribly with AF, then it's normal.

    In regards to the specific day, when I was on the contraceptive pill, AF was guaranteed to arrive on Monday night or Tuesday morning, so I had the Tuesday off school or work most months due to the severity.

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    I never took a sick day from menstruation, but I was sent home from work a few times. I get really sick with vomiting, and the pain is very severe - I'm talking worse than labour contractions. I found giving birth a breeze because I had been dealing with pain more severe than labour once a month since I was a young teen. So I get why some people would need a day off.

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    My AF renders me useless for a day each month (except when I was on the pill). Even with painkillers I struggle. The part that makes it hard for me to leave the house is the diarrhoea. It's relentless.

    So yeah, absolutely plausible to take a day off. Always being a Monday sounds odd, but not impossible.

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    I have had bad days, but struggling at home is the same as struggling at work (TO ME!) and a day off is unpaid where I worked.

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    Is she on the pill? Just the fact that it is always mondays - perhaps if ahe actually has a few bad days (say, the first 3 days of her period), she might be purposely having her period beginning on a sat-sun-mon, so that she only has one sick day instead of a few?

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    If she has a 28 day cycle day one will fall on the same weekday each time. I would have thought it would be very common? I wasn't on the pill but I was so regular that mine was like that for years, always on a Thursday night.


 

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