Pregnant woman ‘too sick to work’ caught on Greek holiday

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LOOK, everyone knows somebody who has taken a sneaky sick day when in actuality, they’re preventing match.

(The truth is, analysis launched earlier this yr confirmed nearly half of Aussies taking sick go away are literally chucking a sickie … however that’s one other story for one more time.)

However is there a distinction between taking the occasional day versus weeks and weeks of paid go away?

One mum-to-be who has been enjoying the ‘I’m too sick to work’ card is about to search out out … and we’re guessing it ain’t gonna be fairly.


A lady has posted to parenting discussion board Mumsnet about her colleague who’s 14 weeks pregnant and has to date been off sick a complete of 5 weeks as a result of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), a extreme kind of morning illness.

She has been seeing a health care provider who has given her medical certificates for 2 weeks at a time, and he or she has another week left on her present certificates.

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HG is a persistent type of morning illness throughout being pregnant, characterised by unrelenting extreme nausea, persistent vomiting, dehydration, complications and maternal weight reduction (amongst others). It’s excessive, and lots of pregnant ladies (together with the Duchess of Cambridge) are hospitalised because of these signs.

“By full coincidence she is Fb associates with a good friend of mine,” wrote the lady, who’s now going through an ethical dilemma.

“My good friend has put some photos on Fb this morning of her Greek vacation she’s nonetheless on, and my work colleague is in most of them — sunbathing, consuming, swimming within the sea, enjoying volleyball. She has clearly blocked me as she is tagged within the photos however her identify is unclickable.

“I’m gonna sound like an entire cow,” continued the lady, “however I feel she’s faking her illness.

“She’s on full pay from work and we’re having to pay an company temp to cowl her work too. It’s a small firm that’s struggling and I doubt we’re going to make any revenue this month as a result of this.”


There was a stunning variety of ladies who know too properly the truth of dwelling with HG.

“I had hyperemesis with dd [darling daughter],” wrote one individual. “Getting on a flight? Volleyball? I couldn’t get away from bed with out being sick. I went all the way down to six-and-a-half stone (41kg) and needed to have iron injections. This girl might have had morning illness, however clearly a really gentle case certainly of hyperemesis.”

One other stated: “If she has hyperemesis there isn’t a manner on earth she would have had the vitality or capacity to get to the airport not to mention get on a aircraft and play volleyball!” including that she at the moment has HG and hasn’t left the home in two months, has misplaced a whole lot of weight and has been out and in of hospital.

And one other stated: “I had hyperemesis. It was identified after I ended up in hospital on a drip. I couldn’t transfer with out vomiting. I’ve by no means felt so unwell in my life — it was terrible. I missed a good friend’s marriage ceremony as there’s no manner I might have gone.”

Together with disbelief that this girl even has HG, many had no sympathy for the pregnant girl and steered she be outed to the boss.

“She is a p**s-taker, present your boss the photographs,” stated one.

“Take screenshots and present the boss,” stated one other. “Folks doing issues like this are a giant a part of the explanation why sick pay is s**t and ladies’s being pregnant signs are doubted imo [in my opinion]. It’s her personal fault.”

One steered the lady wait till she returns to actual her revenge, and a number of other agree: “When she comes again to work, ask her how Greece was in entrance of everybody.”

And plenty of advisable taking display pictures earlier than the lady realised and took them down from social media.

UPDATE: The lady who posted the unique query has since informed her boss in regards to the picture, who with out making another contact, merely despatched a good friend request to the lady.

May you think about the worry that may accompany that notification?

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