how to talk to an employee who frequently calls in sick before or after a weekend

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A reader writes: What is the appropriate way to talk to an employee who tends to take Thursday afternoons and Fridays and Mondays as sick time? I would think some of these are legitimate, but the pattern is somewhat obvious and my boss has even noticed and is wondering if this employee is really just taking vacation time. First, make sure it’s truly a pattern and not just something that happened, say, twice. . . .

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