Bosses and Gynaecologists - Interesting Bedfellows - 28th of April, 2018
Bosses and Gynaecologists - Interesting Bedfellows
Mike:Good evening and welcome to concave news, your most trusted news source on the interwebs. This is Mike.
Dana: And this is Dana.
Mike:Employers have begun clamping down on dodgy employees taking unnecessary sick leave at work and abusing the system with company representatives now accompanying employees to their medical appointments. What do you think Dana?
Dana:I think it's sick Mike, pardon the pun. What's next - your boss attending obstetric appointments to confirm the details of a maternity leave situation? Or attending funerals to see if your co-worker really is grieving?
Mike:What a great idea Dana. Personally I'm all for it. Why else do you think we have biometric scanning for time keeping rather than a simple log book anymore - employees can't be trusted, they've proven it over and over throughout the ages.
Dana:Trust - that's what it's all about Mike - and the level of mistrust and distrust in our society has really gotten into a terrible state.
Mike:Definitely, Dana, the lowest paid workers are the least trustworthy in an organisation - they have the greatest incentive to break the system-
Dana:And executives and management are trustworthy? With developments like these trust issues are endemic across our society. Attending medical appointments is just the beginning Mike - but it's not the solution. We ought to be tackling this at the root level - at the level of the culture of our society, at the level of the development of our children.
Mike:Precisely! We ought to be bringing back truant officers for school children-
Dana:No! It begins earlier than school. It is the whole culture we need to change. All these measures are just addressing the symptoms, and doing so in a really sick and twisted way in my opinion - I don't want my boss at my medical appointments - they're private sessions.
Mike:Neither would I - but that's what the class system is for, to keep the masses under watch.
Dana:Sigh, it doesn't have to be this way.