By Mark - 27/02/2015 18:24 - Malta - Naxxar

Today, I was feeling terrible so I called in sick to work. My boss refused to believe me and told me he'd fire me if I didn't come in. I dragged myself to work, only to spend most of the day glued to the toilet. Now he says I won't be paid for the day because I barely did any work. FML
I agree, your life sucks 36 852
You deserved it 2 716

Same thing different taste

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He made you come in. he has to pay you.

colton_colton 49

You should've left your boss a surprise in the bathroom


He made you come in. he has to pay you.

Damn straight! Bloody piece of crap expected you to come in because he didn't believe you and still won't except the fact you were sick and won't pay you. Sounds like a right slave driving scum bag to me.

That's the law. If he tries to argue, go to HR, in fact go tell HR everything anyway. That way if he tries any sort of bullshit at all, you already have evidence on your side.

I agree with 33. I would go tell HR that you called in sick and your boss made you come in (so next time your boss will have to let you stay home), and tell them that he's threatening not to pay you. Let them know everything beforehand so if he tries to pull anything or tries to do the same thing next time your sick or to another employee, he can't! Telling HR will cover all your bases and hopefully protect you from his BS.

That's law in the US and I'm sure many other places. Maybe not Malta.

Also I believe they are required to let you take sick days. They can't threaten to fire you for not coming in when you're sick.

Well some jobs you're paid how much work you do, and not by the hour, and maybe that's why OP's boss said that they wouldn't pay.

I don't know about you all, but some bosses are horrible in that way. There's also the bosses POV that "if you really were sick, why did you come in?" And HR may agree saying how by coming in you're saying you're well enough to work. It's ridiculous and wrong but unfortunately the truth. Still, OP came in and did their best, so yeah, pay them their effin money!

colton_colton 49

You should've left your boss a surprise in the bathroom

Op can file a complaint with the state labor board and will get paid.

LittleMissShadow 16

It's not. The boss is stupid 'cus he could get reasonably sued for that.

We don't know because Malta may have different employment laws.

Tell him he forced you to come in and didn't let you leave early, so he has to pay you

Wow, you were still there at work after you dragged yourself around all day

You should have told him you were too sick and you were leaving and that if he had a problem he could take it up with HR!