AndyTheMan wrote:Look, I just had to sign in and comment on this!
I am a CEO and as such I am responsible for all the employees in my organisation.
Quite frankly, I am frustrated that someone would consider taking a sick day to go riding by themselves in the sunshine
It is COMPLETELY unacceptable for any of my staff to have a day off to go cycling, UNLESS they ensure that I am invited, that I am informed well in advance so that I can also chuck a sickie (and let my PA know to cancel all meetings), and that we make the most out of it my getting in at least 100kms....
Seriously, its selfish to have a sick day and go riding without inviting your boss to come along with you!
hahaha, I had to chuckle at this. Im one of the Directors in my firm also and feel exactly the same way. How rude, not to be invited.
But on a serious note, asking for a day off to go riding if the employee asking is up front and transparent about it is one thing. Taking a paid sickie while not being sick and going for a ride to 'fool' the boss is another. There is some abuse of trust there. Not all bosses are !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!, and some will be happy to let ya do it, if your honest. I know I would if your normally a hard worker.