Office cartoon: The sick day

"Is somebody here implying that I was not really sick?"

One of the best things about being self-employed is that you never have to make that humiliating phone-call where you put on a croaky voice and call in sick.

(Having said that, I do remember loving that feeling when you hang up the phone, and you know you've now got a day of watching DVDs while sitting on the sofa under a duvet ahead of you!)

This cartoon was drawn to accompany an article about the number of working days lost to illness. Why do companies whinge on about this all the time? You're never going to get away from the fact that people get ill, and that there are some days when people just don't feel like working! I've never worked anywhere where they have "duvet days", but it sounds like a great idea.

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