At first glance it seems a bit unfair to blame doctor’s excuses on bosses. When you stop and think about it though, it’s pretty obvious. If a boss wouldn’t ask for proof, an employee wouldn’t have to come up with some way to fake one.
The invention of fake doctor’s excuses can be directly attributed to bosses. That’s right, the very people who hate them the most are responsible for them being around in the first place.
But if a person is really sick they don’t have to fake doctor’s excuses, all they have to do is go see their doctor and get one. That would seem to be the simple and logical thing to do and in theory it would probably work. In reality though, more often than not, it falls a little flat.
There are actually several reasons getting doctors excuses is difficult if not downright impossible – even if you are honestly sick. Why would doctors excuses be hard to get?
First off, if you have the flu, or a bad cough, most hospitals don’t even want you to walk through their doors. You’ll contaminate the entire hospital and they’ll have more sick patients than they know what to do with. More and more hospitals are telling people with slight symptoms, meaning you’re not actually passing out on the floor in your own vomit, to stay home.Get some updated news from https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/06/16/ontarios-proposed-ban-on-doctors-notes-no-major-business-concern.html
One hospital had this sign on their doors – ‘If you’re sick with the flu, don’t come in to the hospital, you’ll contaminate the other patients and this makes it hard on their recovery’. You could try pleading your case with the hospital. Tell them all you need is some doctors excuses telling your boss you were too sick to come in to work today.
Next, have you ever tried to get an appointment with your doctor the same day you actually needed one? Most people with emergencies end up waiting a week if not longer till they get an appointment. Just imagine trying to get in there and asking for written doctors excuses – in legible handwriting – on the same day, to prove to your boss that you were really sick? Who are we kidding? By the time a doctor sees you you’re either fine, or dead.
So if all you bosses out there wonder why any employee, faking or really needing a day off use fake doctors notes, it’s probably because those are the only ones anyone can get.
Let’s say you do manage to get near a doctor to actually ask for one. Do bosses have any clue what written doctors excuses cost these days? Oh, you have to pay for them alright, a nice hefty tag of fifty bucks if not more. That almost eats the daily wage of some employees.