I'm about to blow a gasket. Today we had five employees call or leave because they were sick. I've been working nights cooking all our take-home food items and the day deli crew does a lot of my prep work, cutting meet mostly. Because all these employees are calling in sick I'm spending another 2 hours plus in the kitchen every night. Plus, I end up working the deli counter for the first three hours of my shift which puts me behind even more. My new night help was pirated by the boss to work days. He didn't miss a single day when on the night shift, in the past two weeks he has missed four days. When he misses work my work load doubles as I have to make 100 pounds of chicken salad and all the other salads we sell. Now, I'm 55 years old and haven't missed more than 2 weeks of work in the past nine years I've been here because I was sick. These kids have missed more in the past six months, A LOT MORE. I'm not bragging but my out-of-shape, bald-headed, fat butt can run circles around these 20-something slackers. I can't believe that employees get sick this much. Are today's younger employees a sickly lot or just a bunch of lazy wimps? I'm not the boss of the day crew, actually don't even have a night crew anymore - just me, but wish my boss would do something about it. And, yes she knows how I feel! :beer: OK, I feel better, thanks letting me vent. But I promise you if these guys were on my shift they would be gone because they know I don't put up with it.