Messy Business

GP takes employer to task over its sick note policy

Ah, the sick note all doctors would like to write.

The following is the work of a Canadian GP, who took issue with Pizza Hut’s sick note policy…

To Whom it may concern,

Mr Smith has had, by their own report, a cold today and sensibly stayed away from work rather than spread this to his colleagues/customers.

I have no test for the common cold and therefore believe him, however you feel his time and mine should be wasted by making him sit in the ‘walk in clinic’ for hours and me spending time writing a sick note that I could be spending on people who genuinely need my attention.

Please reconsider your policy on this – there are surely better ways of wasting your tax dollars.

Kind regards,

Dr X

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