Monday, October 11, 2010

Sick, but not in that way

Via England Expects, I find this pile of utter arse.
Sicknote WPC: 'Hating the boss is a disability'

Some police officers on sick leave hate their bosses so much it should be considered a disability, an employment tribunal heard.

This is typical of the public sector mindset—and that of many British people.

Hating your boss is not a disability, and it is absolutely fucking insulting to truly disabled people to suggest that this WPC's inability to deal with her personal circumstances is in any way comparable to their challenges.

I sincerely hope that WPC Alison Doyle is laughed out of court, as it were. And loses all of her pension, as well as being sued for everything that she's got.

Which, after 9 years on "the sick" probably ain't much. But let's have it anyway.

12 comments:

JuliaM said...

"...and it is absolutely fucking insulting to truly disabled people..."

Yes, I think this is the bit that boils my blood the most. How dare this incompetent little cow claim a 'disability'.

How bloody dare she! Yesterday, on the 'One Show', there was a piece on the cop blinded by Moat and how he is coping. She should be utterly ashamed to be in the same job...

BenefitScroungingScum said...

I'm not insulted...perhaps because there's so much of this kind of thing around that I'm grudgingly resigned to it.
I thought you might be interested to read about the experiences I'm having relating to finding work...
http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.com/search/label/work
BG

Ian E said...

Well, I am even more disabled than her! I absolutely loathe, hate and despise all three of my most recent bosses. Blair, Brown and Cameron have all made my life a misery - I might settle for an out of court settlement from the B/B/C trilogy, however!

inspectorgadget said...

'The officer from Washington, Tyne and Wear, already had a bad back from a car crash when she was injured in 2001 while arresting a violent offender. She spent eight years on sick leave, much of it unpaid'

If this is true as reported by the Daily Express, what is the issue with this? She might be bluffing, but who are we to know?

Dr Melvin T Gray said...

Of all dishonest cops, if indeed he is a cop, Gadget is only believed by fools.

Still, we can but admire the nerve of his post.

JuliaM said...

" She might be bluffing, but who are we to know?"

It's not the possibility of her exaggerating her back symptoms (simething I suspect the police are no more prone to than any other worker, public sector or private), but the sheer unmitigated gall of claiming that not liking your job amounts to a 'disability'!

microdave said...

If she couldn't return to front line work, why the hell wasn't she given a job in a support (back office) role? At least her training wouldn't have gone to waste...

In this day and age she could almost certainly have done a job like this from home.

Gawain Towler said...

Her problem seems to be that the Plod are not gioving her a long servicegood conduct medal, and she thinks her years of sick leave should count to it.

Devil's Kitchen said...

microdave,

"If she couldn't return to front line work, why the hell wasn't she given a job in a support (back office) role?"

Well, this is the point: she maintained that she couldn't do back office work because she had a disability, i.e. hating her boss.

DK

microdave said...

Sorry, wasn't paying proper attention.

All I can say in my defence is that I quit a job due to "friction" with some other workers. I went back for a second stint some time later, but eventually left again...

On neither occasion did I claim, or receive any form of compensation.

Life sucks - deal with it.

AndrewSouthLondon said...

She had a line manager who failed to deal with her so-called "sickness absence". They too had a line manager who failed to deal with their subordinates failure to deal with this so called sickness absence.

Every one in the police food chain certainly had management responsibility in their job description and therefore in their paypacket at the end of the month. None of them exercised it. Nine years off sick? Tosh.

Maybe there was a reason she hated her boss. That he had her sussed as the troublemaking litigious little waster she was? But did nothing about managing her out of the service.

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, I remember a story over here in the States where a postal worker was given paid time-off due to the disabilty of distraction caused by his coworker's cleavage.