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HRM CA | 15 Oct 2013, 12:02 AM Agree 0
Different countries have different tolerance for employees taking sick days, with Canada falling firmly in the middle. What does this mean for multi-cultural organizations?
  • Mark | 17 Oct 2013, 01:15 PM Agree 0
    Did I miss something in the article? Why is Japan singled out?
  • isabella | 19 Oct 2013, 05:35 AM Agree 0
    I worked for a Japanese based auto company for many years - they were absolutely intolerant of any missed time - sickness OR holidays. I rarely missed time from work for any reason...even vacations were frowned upon...I was given an extremely hard time about having to have emergency gall bladder surgery - they made me take the time off as vacation and challenged me that I needed three days off from work. they had heard that with "new" keyhole surgery, patients could return to work the next day.... So disrespectful of local staff... HR and the exec's were terrified of losing their own jobs so just went along with anything they wanted.
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