I've just recently started as a picker, been working there for a whole month and missed a week due to being very ill. I have worked at other places and the last place I worked the employer was unfair and a liar.
I'm looking for developer, programmer, web development jobs in the meanwhile and I only have one reference when you need to have two.
I'll continue working, however, my next employer will know about my absences.
...and how to stay positive