https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-66883087 Average is 7.8 a year I haven't taken 1 for over a decade Even that was a hangover took 5 last year which was an all time high back problems 0 Vote up! Actually I forgot the bowel issues of 2016 Was in the bathroom for a week Even kept me from going to old Trafford Must have been bad 0 Vote up! Took 0.5 when had something surgical on eye. 0 Vote up! 2 last year after a GA. I was advised not to work the day after hence the 2nd day. On average probably 1 or 2 a year. 0 Vote up! None, because I’m not in the public sector. 0 Vote up! None even though I’m in the public sector. 2 Vote up! Probably one a year on average. I'm lucky enough to be pretty healthy and robust and just don't tend to get so ill I can't work. 0 Vote up! The idea there’s an ok number of sick days to take just spoils it for people who are genuinely ill. 1 Vote up! none, because i have a nonsense job that can be done from the sofa. if I had a job that required being somewhere and doing actual stuff i’d probably end up taking a couple a year 0 Vote up! Not taking the odd sickie is absolutely alpha cuck mentality. 1 Vote up! Probably average 2 a year 0 Vote up! It’s directly related to how happy I am and how much I like my job. 0 Vote up! Two planned days for wisdom teeth removal is the only time I’ve taken off for health reasons this millennium. 0 Vote up! None since 2019 0 Vote up! Soz, that was 0.5 since 1999. 0 Vote up! IRL, my experience has been that people who boast of taking few sick days are generally massive tw@ts 1 Vote up! *chuckle* Well played, canaryjim. Well played. 2 Vote up! Yeah surely everyone had a few days off with the vuvu. Bragging about being the most present is Beta boy behaviour. "Ooh I had a high fever and my throat felt like I'd swallowed a nest of Asian hornets, but I carried on blozzing docs for a week instead of resting and getting better in a couple of days". 2 Vote up! Maybe one a year. In AU they view the 10 days sick leave as additional annual leave. I take less now - if I am sick I just stay at home and don’t do anything rather than take an official day off. 1 Vote up! I also hate people who come in unwell and then go on about it just stay at home and don’t make me unwell. Plus you are not that important. Go home. 3 Vote up! surely everyone had a few days off with the vuvu. Maybe people with rubbish immune systems. Anyway, the average must be skewed (a bit) by people who take the piss and (a lot) by the chronically unwell/ people recovering from surgery etc. I think I’ve taken one sick day in five years. Had no reason to take any more. 0 Vote up! Had 2 coveys. The first one I actually worked 7 days a week for the ten days I had it, because there's naff all else to do. 0 Vote up! People that brag about their superior immune system! 🤣 1 Vote up! I'm not bragging. It's actually a curse. #humbledbythepowerofnature 0 Vote up! Took a 2 day sickie after the second Covid vaccine. Then another day when I actually had Covid (a Monday). That's about it in recent times. 0 Vote up! Wasn't at you jelly. 0 Vote up! I take sick days as and when needed, I never try and work through them because it takes that much longer than to recover. Plus why forego an extra day or two in bed? I think I took three or four last year. 1 Vote up! Please stay home if you’re sick as there are plenty of people who could get reallly ill from your bugs. Thanks 2 Vote up! Last one was about 4 years ago, the day after a holiday I think some sort of aeroplane bug left me vomiting. I don't really get ill, COVID was just a cold for me, so I worked, from home of course, with reduced enthusiasm. I often wonder whether it's a blessing to never be ill or whether everyone else is just a bit pathetic. You only know your own experience. 0 Vote up! If I'm ill definitely take a sick day and that means that I won't be hauling myself out of bed to have a look at my e-mails either. Have had a couple of occasions in recent years where I've spent a chunk of the night up either puking or squitting and definitely not trying to work after that. 0 Vote up! Had a week off with campylobacter. I basically couldnt move, let alone think straight, all that time. Your firm's or employers will not thank you for f...ing something up when you shouldn't be making decisions and helping clients. 0 Vote up! Never really sick but I get to October and feel like I want to take my share! Will usually throw 2-3 days sick before Christmas so I don’t miss out. 0 Vote up! about 3 since 2019 0 Vote up! I take time off when I am sick, normally 5 - 6 days a year - covid a few times recently, heavy cold, migraine etc - I cannot preform well when I am sick - so it is better for all I do not. 0 Vote up! I mean I've had surgery days and doctor ordered bed rest days, so that. but for the common Covid I mean common cold I would probably not book a proper sick day just work from home until I didn't have symptoms 0 Vote up! Fvck all now that WFH is a thing. Take the rough with the smooth 0 Vote up! Heh. Anyone with any sense at all will take as many as they can get away with. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!