I have a friend who is currently picking up slack for a forth maternity leave in 5 years (two different employees). She often jokes that she’s trying to find out what it would take for her to be diagnosed with a mental illness that would allow 6-12 weeks of leave. She’d never do it, but if a high level, honest worker has thought of it, the ne’er-do-well’s certainly have.
Sick leave is already abused. Ever work with someone who has Monday/Friday disease?