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Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu May 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Top 5th Reason:
We pragmatic people mah. Pragmatic => value-maximising economic humans. Everything also market transaction. We give $0.01 of effort we want to get $1 back. Nothing wrong what... it's just business. So if got chance to skive without MC, shiok ah! Treat as makeup for all the overtime we did.

Top 4th Reason:
Honor, simi lai eh? Can eat anot ar? Why newpaper companies in ang moh countries sell newspapers in vending bins, which when opened with a dollar, let people to take as many copies as they want? Why so stupid? I go take more and sell to my neighbours at half price. Or use for my dog dog's gao sai also shiok.

Top 3rd Reason:
The whole health ecosystem breaks down.
Clinic no business => no referrals to polyclinics => no referrals to hospitals => no money to feed doctors who have yet to pay off their study loans => no specialist doctors to overcharge rich foreign dignitaries to make money for our income tax department => no money to buy new trains => more people must walk and so become more healthy => clinic no business. Vicious cycle, this.

Top 2nd Reason:
The impact on society is great.
- Cost needed to retrain workers to say "I need to take sick leave" instead of "I on MC".
- Loss of jobs for admin clerks to verify MCs
- Loss of jobs for managers to administer the admin clerks
- Loss of jobs for directors to direct the managers, which means less disposable income for, erm, unhealthy practices leading back to vicious cycle mentioned in point (3)
- Need to spend more money replacing workers who either skive too much, or who die because they refuse to see the doctor even when they had a brain tumor ("It's only a migraine lah").



And the Top Reason...

Er... sorry boss, I think I kanna lao sai... buay tahan... I go home to sleep and finish this off tomorrow, can?

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Sun_2010 » Thu May 10, 2012 4:21 pm

:rotflmao: :rotflmao:

"Top 3rd Reason "

chief, u reading DD's Science book too much :laugh:

PS- in my office dont give mc to anyone leh :imanangel:

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby ChiefKiasu » Thu May 10, 2012 4:25 pm

Sun_2010 wrote:...
chief, u reading DD's Science book too much :laugh:


My DD still in P1 leh... haven't reached scientific enlightenment yet. I'll keep ya posted.

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Funz » Thu May 10, 2012 5:10 pm

I noticed this among my staff.

Young staff in their 20s. MC or urgent leave usually on Mondays or after a long weekend or after taking leave for holiday.
Married staff with school going kids, MC or urgent leave during kid's hols or exams
Older staff, MC after taking leave for holiday or MC when they have to cover for someone on leave.

I don't mind doing away with MCs. But not for the full 14 days, maybe up to 5 days a year. And anything more then 2 days will require one. I also have in place a no MC incentive. So far it is still usually the younger ones who will use up almost all their MC days on top of their annual leave.

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Nebbermind » Thu May 10, 2012 5:30 pm

Funz wrote:I noticed this among my staff.

Young staff in their 20s. MC or urgent leave usually on Mondays or after a long weekend or after taking leave for holiday.
Married staff with school going kids, MC or urgent leave during kid's hols or exams
Older staff, MC after taking leave for holiday or MC when they have to cover for someone on leave.

I don't mind doing away with MCs. But not for the full 14 days, maybe up to 5 days a year. And anything more then 2 days will require one. I also have in place a no MC incentive. So far it is still usually the younger ones who will use up almost all their MC days on top of their annual leave.


5 days would be a good start. But for me, anything needing more than1 day of rest shd be supprted by MC.

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Joule » Thu May 10, 2012 5:59 pm

So far it is still usually the younger ones who will use up almost all their MC days on top of their annual leave.


there is paid mc for 14 days

there is annual leave of 14 days

add together it is 28 days

there is 11 days of public holiday

add to that the odd day for GE, etc so make that 12

total days can absent

40 days

1 yr lets say got 252 working days

so if you exploit this system to the max you can potentially work 210 out of 252

wah, good right?

that works out almost to be every Friday day off or 1 day off per week!

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Funz » Thu May 10, 2012 6:08 pm

My cousin has 28 days annual leave, 14 days MC, 7 days childcare leave.

If you add all that together, with the 11 days holidays, she gets 60 days in a year and according to her, she utilises every single day.

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Nebbermind » Thu May 10, 2012 6:12 pm

I think some org accept child's MC as mom's MC too so not difficult to use up the 14 days MC!

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby Joule » Thu May 10, 2012 8:05 pm

Funz wrote:My cousin has 28 days annual leave, 14 days MC, 7 days childcare leave.

If you add all that together, with the 11 days holidays, she gets 60 days in a year and according to her, she utilises every single day.


calculating;

she can take 1 day off every week.

shiok hor?

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Re: Top 5 reasons why no-MC sick leave will not work in SG

Postby daisyt » Thu May 10, 2012 9:19 pm

Sometimes really too pissed off of the work that i would hear a voice wispering, "i am sick!" haha

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