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11/12/13 7:34 AM
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Lux Fixxins
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I don't allow it.

Do you? Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:02 AM
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CoreNobody
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We don't have sick time,so it's money they lose.I don't mind,people get sick,but if it becomes a habit or pattern,like Mondays and Fridays,they just disappear.
Also, if our start time is 6am,don't text at 2pm......and then I see you out that night...lol Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:06 AM
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CoreNobody - We don't have sick time,so it's money they lose.I don't mind,people get sick,but if it becomes a habit or pattern,like Mondays and Fridays,they just disappear.
Also, if our start time is 6am,don't text at 2pm......and then I see you out that night...lol Phone Post 3.0
I think the OP meant do you allow your employee to text in sick..... Phone Post
11/12/13 8:11 AM
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Student here. I can't think of any justifiable reason to do this. It's like breaking up with a woman over text. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:11 AM
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11/12/13 8:12 AM
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metalzombie83
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If you're sick you call


If you text you have something to hide


No shit one time i had a guy text me he wanted the day off for sunburn.... Sunburn! Phone Post
11/12/13 8:13 AM
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I think it is disrespectful.

11/12/13 8:13 AM
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No. I would have to speak to them, then see a note if it seemed fishy Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:15 AM
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Lux Fixxins - I don't allow it.

Do you? Phone Post 3.0

Didn't text in sick but told him my father in law was airlifted to the hospital and in ICU.
11/12/13 8:17 AM
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Yes. It's a common method of communication. I'm not there to at nanny, if they want to call in or text in go ahead. If it becomes a problem we have a talk. I don't want sick people at work. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:22 AM
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I've never done it, but I don't think it's so different than any other way of communicating.
Whats the difference between someone texting you they're gonna be out, or leaving a voicemail at your desk prior to you coming in? Nothing.
If they're sick, they're sick. Text, voicemail, email, carrier pigeon, as long as it's BEFORE you're supposed to be in. I have more of an issue of someone calling in 3 hours after the fact.

"Hey Boss, I'm not gonna be able to make it in"

"No shit douchey, it's 11am"
11/12/13 8:23 AM
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not if I was boss
11/12/13 8:29 AM
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You can't do the sick voice through text. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:33 AM
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There is no reason to waste time on a phone call. Saying you're sick doesn't make you anymore sick than texting it.

Disallowing text ins is just a way to grind your boot heel if you're management imo. Phone Post
11/12/13 8:35 AM
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Phone is smarter IMO, bigger divide in sympathy with a text. They ll just be pissed at you Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:35 AM
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Al Cappucino - I've never done it, but I don't think it's so different than any other way of communicating.
Whats the difference between someone texting you they're gonna be out, or leaving a voicemail at your desk prior to you coming in? Nothing.
If they're sick, they're sick. Text, voicemail, email, carrier pigeon, as long as it's BEFORE you're supposed to be in. I have more of an issue of someone calling in 3 hours after the fact.

"Hey Boss, I'm not gonna be able to make it in"

"No shit douchey, it's 11am"
I've seen people fired over this. Someone might be genuinely sick but for some reason they sent a text that never got to their boss or who ever they report too. So the next day when they show up the boss asked what happened. They said I sent you a text, boss say's are you too lazy to pick the phone up and call someone? Next we know sick guy no longer has a job because he was too lazy to pick the phone up and dial a number. Just so much easier to pick the phone up and call someone. If your running late its okay to send a text. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:36 AM
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I can, but I communicate with my boss primarily via text.

I also would rather text regardless. It keeps things with more of a permanent, written record. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:46 AM
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No, it's not ok.

If they care about what they are doing they would call me to tell me if there is anything that needs to be managed (for example meetings where a replacement is needed).
11/12/13 8:49 AM
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Frank Gallagher - I'd rather not listen to the bullshit excuses. I'm not in that position anymore but when people called in and kept blabbering on it annoyed the hell out of me. After a while I just told them to text unless it was going to be extended. Phone Post

What? I don't sound sick?....

Well...

I'm fucking my sister, does that sound sick enough for ya?

11/12/13 8:51 AM
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I do NOT allow my employees to test in sick, neither can they call my cell and leave a message. I tell them to call me on my personal cell and actually SPEAK to me.

I tell them if they call in the middle of the night and I don't answer then call me back and KEEP calling me back until my wife wakes me up and tells me to answer my god damn phone.

We are in a job where if someone call out then I have to arrange coverage, so i need to know as soon as possible so I can start making my own phone calls.
11/12/13 8:51 AM
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metalzombie83 - If you're sick you call


If you text you have something to hide


No shit one time i had a guy text me he wanted the day off for sunburn.... Sunburn! Phone Post
I've gotten seriously sick from getting sun burned and took the first day off work. This is coming from a guy that calls in sick like once every two years. Just happened this past April I was an idiot and didn't have any kind of tan yet from winter and was at the drag strip for 2 days straight. Fucked my scalp up bad Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:51 AM
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Doublevision -
CoreNobody - We don't have sick time,so it's money they lose.I don't mind,people get sick,but if it becomes a habit or pattern,like Mondays and Fridays,they just disappear.
Also, if our start time is 6am,don't text at 2pm......and then I see you out that night...lol Phone Post 3.0
I think the OP meant do you allow your employee to text in sick..... Phone Post
No no no, I think what OP really meant is, does he allow his employees to text in sick. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:55 AM
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metalzombie83 - If you're sick you call


If you text you have something to hide


No shit one time i had a guy text me he wanted the day off for sunburn.... Sunburn! Phone Post
But beers taste good in the sun..and on Sundays.. Phone Post 3.0
11/12/13 8:57 AM
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phydeau
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almost as bad as texting in sick is having your wife call in sick for you.

Actually I don't have a problem with that, other than you just outed yourself as a beta douche bag, but my HR manager goes APESHIT over that one.
11/12/13 8:57 AM
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I don't call in sick, I just call in, or text, or I show up at your desk and tell you I have something more important than work. I have personal time and vacation on the books. You are not my parent.
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