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Sick Leave

Regular sickies may signal early death |

Nearly 30 per cent who had taken a medically-certified absence from work – sick leave lasting more than seven days – at least once in a three-year period had a 66 per cent increased risk of premature death compared with workers with no such absence

This is excellent information. It means work places and medical staff can now become better equipped to help people deal with their illness issues. They have even identified the sorts of issues. It is so important for workplaces to do more than just fill out paperwork. They can pick up patterns and maybe alert workers to the sorts of trends which are occurring in their lives. Sometimes we become so busy we just carry on and then overlook the signs and signals. The information could be used to get rid of workers like that, but I think that will not be a helpful move for anyone. Team effort.

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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