Oh...that can be true on so many levels.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, however, are using that phrase, on Tuesday, as a title for their new report that claims public sector sick days in the province of Ontario are way out of line compared to the private sector.
According to data provided to the CTF by the Ontario Public Service (OPS), the average Ontario government employee took 10.5 sick days in the calendar year of 2012; According to Statistics Canada, private sector employees took only 5.8 sick days.
"We’ve always suspected that government is bad for your health, and these stats confirm it: working for government must make people sick," Candice Malcolm, the CTF’s Ontario Director said in a press release.
"Either the government paycheque should come with a Health Canada warning or the taxpayers are being bamboozled with phony sick days.
"In the real world, sick days are taken when you’re actually sick. In government, it’s been a long-standing jokeRead More »from Ontario government employees take 81 per cent more sick days than private sector workers: report