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Workers turning to text to notify their boss of illness

Posted by Triona Cahalane on Wed, Jul 24, 2013

Absence ManagementA recent survey of 2,000 business professionals in the UK has revealed that approximately 38% of workers have used email or text to notify their boss or manager that they were sick and unable to come into work. Additionally, the figures also highlight that one in five of those surveyed revealed that they were “pulling a sickie” and felt too guilty to call.

The survey was undertaken by Intercity Telecom and looked at the way workers are communicating across the broad range of communications available. Looking further into the results, 47% of respondents said they email someone every day that they have never actually spoken to, while 41% said they will send a text or email if they need to deliver bad news.

Commenting, Andrew Jackson, Group CEO of Intercity Telecom, said:
“Choosing the right way to communicate can make all the difference to the working relationships that we build and helps avoid being misunderstood.”

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Topics: Absenteeism