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    Question day off sick

    Hi everybody,

    I take a day off sick.

    What does it mean??? How can I say it differently?

    Thank you


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    Re: day off sick

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hi everybody,

    I take a day off sick.

    What does it mean??? How can I say it differently?

    Thank you
    To take a day off sick is to call work (your place of employment) and tell them that you are ill/poorly/sick and will not be attending work.

    However it is often a lie! People often phone in ill quite simply because they cannot be bothered to go to work.

    Call in sick
    .

    I am going to call in sick today because I cannot be bothered to go to work.

    Phone in sick.

    John phoned in sick this morning; he has the flu.


    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: day off sick

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    To take a day off sick is to call work (your place of employment) and tell them that you are ill/poorly/sick and will not be attending work.

    However it is often a lie! People often phone in ill quite simply because they cannot be bothered to go to work.

    Call in sick
    .

    I am going to call in sick today because I cannot be bothered to go to work.

    Phone in sick.

    John phoned in sick this morning; he has the flu.


    I am not a teacher.
    Hi,

    What does "cannot be bothered to go to work" mean, please? Doesn't fell like going to work? Doesn't want to go to work?

    As to "call in sick" and "phone in sick", is there any difference in the meaning?

    Also, when people call work "in sick", don't they have to present a medical document that says that they were actually ill and couldn't work?

    Thanks.


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    Re: day off sick

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,

    What does "cannot be bothered to go to work" mean, please? Doesn't fell like going to work? Doesn't want to go to work?

    That exactly: cannot be bothered = feeling lazy. It is a terrible excuse for not doing something!

    As to "call in sick" and "phone in sick", is there any difference in the meaning?

    No, none whatsoever.


    Also, when people call work "in sick", don't they have to present a medical document that says that they were actually ill and couldn't work?

    If someone is off work for more than a week, yes, they would normally need a doctor's certificate, but taking off one day doesn't require any kind of official proof.

    Hence people often lie so that they can stay in bed when they feel lazy and don't want to work

    The colloquial term for calling in sick when you are actually fine, but want a day off anyway, is throwing a sicky.

    There's no way I am going to work today: I'm really tired. I am going to throw a sicky and stay in bed.

    Thanks.
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    Re: day off sick

    thank you a lot, indeed!

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