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    I phoned in sick exactly a month ago just for a day and they seemed okay with it. I've been doing extra shifts lately which might give me an edge. This week I'm planning on taking a day off (that I shouldnt even have to work anyway), and then another in about a weeks time. It's only a part time student job anyway, I hate it and I'm already looking for a new job. Just worried theyll be annoyed at me for taking two extra sick days and might sack me lol.

    Could they sack me without a warning?
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    (Original post by Wulf chan)
    I phoned in sick exactly a month ago just for a day and they seemed okay with it. I've been doing extra shifts lately which might give me an edge. This week I'm planning on taking a day off (that I shouldnt even have to work anyway), and then another in about a weeks time. It's only a part time student job anyway, I hate it and I'm already looking for a new job. Just worried theyll be annoyed at me for taking two extra sick days and might sack me lol.

    Could they sack me without a warning?
    Hello,

    Best of luck in finding another job! You should be really careful when phoning in sick. Although they can't sack you without a warning they may commence disciplinary action against you. You should double check your Terms of Employment or Contract to see the rules on Sickness. If you need time off I'd recommend booking it off, as employers have the right to ask for a medical certificate or an SCF form.

    If you have (X) amount of sick days per year, your employer has a right to contact HMRC and check with Medical Services to look into your illness information etc. If you are expecting a reference off your employer when you leave, I'd be careful how many Sick Days you take - as this can sometimes affect your reference.

    I'd be careful if I was you,
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    (Original post by Ry.)
    Hello,

    Best of luck in finding another job! You should be really careful when phoning in sick. Although they can't sack you without a warning

    I'd be careful if I was you,
    Ryan
    Yes they can if the poster is still in his/her probationary period.
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    Why not just take a days annual leave or ask for the day off?

    Much better than calling in sick.


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    I know where I used to work if we called in sick more than three times in a three month period then they'd start investigating the matter,

    Also keep in mind yeah it might be a crappy retail job but if you want a reference from them then taking too many sick days will be mentioned in that...


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