Just got a look at the new workforce absenteeism tables from Statistics Canada. Did you know the average public sector worker takes double the days off for illness or disability than the average worker in the construction sector? Time to recalibrate those workers’ compensation tables.
New Brunswick has an above average absenteeism rate. All that hard work is driving us to stress leave? I’m not big on cliches but the average unionized worker has almost double the rate of absentee days than the non-unionized worker. I suspect that in general union and public service work enviroments are more accepting of absenteeism. Bad thing? Who knows. I’ve always worked in environments where if I needed a day off I took it without counting but you would find me in the office evenings and weekends as well.