Please specify your reason for absence...



  • The software my employer uses for booking holidays has recently been "upgraded" and we now need to specify an absence reason:

     WTF?

    Here's a full listing of the available options:

    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Abortion /
      Termination
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Absecess / Ulcer of Nose</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Achilles Tendon</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Acne</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Alcohol
      Abuse
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Alopecia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Alzheimer's</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Amputation of
      Toe
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Anaemia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Angina</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ankylosing Spondylitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Annual Leave</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Anorexia
      Nervosa
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Anxiety</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Aortic Aneurysm</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Appendicitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Arthropathy</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Artial
      Fibrillation
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Assaulted</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Asthma</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Authorised Absence</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Authorised day off
      (flex)
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Authorised Sabatical Leave</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Back Pain</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Balanitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bartholin
      Cyst
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bell's Palsy</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Benign/malignant cancer
      tumour
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bite</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bleeding</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bleeding in Pregnancy</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Breast Disease /
      Lump
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bronchitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Bulimia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Burn</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">CA
      Ovary
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cataract</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cellulitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cervical Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cervical Root
      Pain
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Chest Infection</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Chest Pains</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Chickenpox</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cholycystitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cold /
      Flu
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Compartment Syndrome</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Compassionate</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Concussion</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cond affecting
      lung /throat
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Condition Aff Brian / Spine</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Congestive Heart
      Failure
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Conjunctivitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Corneal Abrasion / Ulcer</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cough</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Crohn's
      Disease
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">CVA / Stroke</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Cysitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Debility / General Debility</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Decreased
      Foetal movements
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dementia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dental Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dependants
      Leave
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Depression</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dermatitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Detachment from
      Reality
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Diabetes</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Diabetes Retinopathy</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Diarrhoea</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Disc
      Problems
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Disease of Heart Valve</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Disease of white blood
      cells
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dislocation</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dizziness</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Drug Abuse / Dependance</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Dyspepsia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ear
      Infection
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">ECG</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ectopic
      Pregnancy
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Eczema</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Emphysema</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Endometriosis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Epilepsy</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Eustachian
      Salpingitis
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Exhaustion</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Eye Burn</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Faint</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Fatigue</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Fever /
      Temperature
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Fibroadenosis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Flu Like Illness</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Food Poisioning</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Foot
      Operation / Surgery
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Foreign Body</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Fracture / Broken
      Bones
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Funeral</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Gall Bladder Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ganglion (Upper
      Limbs)
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Gastritis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Gastro-Enteritis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">General Symptoms</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Gestational
      Hypertension
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Glaucoma</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Glomerulonephritis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Gout</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Grief
      Reaction
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Gynaecological</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">H</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Haemorrhagic
      Conditions
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Haemorrhoids</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hand/Wrist</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hayfever</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Head
      Injury
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Headache</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hearing Loss</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Heart Arteries and Vein Condit</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Heart
      Attack
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hernia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">HIV</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hodgkin's</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Holiday</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Holiday following paternity
      le
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hospital Appointment</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hydrocele</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hyper /
      Hypertension
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hyperemisis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Hysteria</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">IBS</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ill</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Impetigo</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Inability
      to cope
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Infertility Probs &
      Treatment
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Influenza</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Insomnia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Intervertebral Disc Disorders</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ischaemic
      Bowel Disease
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ischaemic Heart Disease</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Jury Service</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Kidney
      Disease
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Kidneys, bladder, Sexual
      Organ
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Kyphosis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Labytrinthitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Laparosopic
      Surgery
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Laryngitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Leukaemia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Liver Pancr gland prod hormone</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Malaise
      Encephalitic
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Manic Depression</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Mastitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Maternity
      Leave
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Measles</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Meningitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Menstruation Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Migraine</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Multiple
      Sclerosis
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Mumps</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Myalia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Myocardial Infection</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Nail Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Nausea
      / Vomiting
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Nervous Debility</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Nervous Exhaustion</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Obsessive Compulsive
      Disorder
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Obstructive Sleep Apnoea</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Oral / Tongue
      Problems
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Orchitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Osteo / Rheumatiod Arth</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Osteo/Rheumatoid
      Arthritis
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Osteoarthritis - Back</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Other Derangement of Joint</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Other Dis of
      Cervical Region
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Other Unspecified - Back</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Otitis Externa / Media</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ovarian
      Hyperstimulation Syndr
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pain</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Panic Disorder</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Parkinson's
      Disease
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Paternity Leave</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pelvic</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pelvic Inflammatory Disease</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pelvic(F
      Only) C Mskele other
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pending Specialist</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Peptic Ulcer</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Personality
      Disorder
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pharyngitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Phobia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Placenta
      Previa
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pleurisy</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pneumonia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pneumothorax</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Poisoning</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Poor Mental
      Health - bereaveme
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Post Natal Depression</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Post Op Debility</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Post Op Wound
      Infection
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Post viral
      syndrome
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pre-eclampsia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Psoriasis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Psychosis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Public
      Service
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pulmonary Fibrosis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pulmonery
      Oedema
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Pyelonephritis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rash</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Reaction to Medication</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rectal
      Problems
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Renal Colic</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Renal Disease / Failure</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Retinal
      Disorders
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rheumatic Heart Disease</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rhinitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rib Injury</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rosacea</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">RTA
      (Road Traffic Accident)
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Rubella</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">S13 Cervical Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">S19 Foreign
      Body
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">S20 Pain</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Salmonella</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Scabies</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Schizophrenia</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sciatic
      Pain
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Scoliosis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Seasonal Affective Disorder</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sebcaceous
      Cyst
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Shingles</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Shock</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Shoulder Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sickle Cell Trait /
      Anaemia
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sickness</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sinusitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Situational Crisis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sore Throat</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sprain
      / Strain
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Stitches</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Stomach Mouth Gut Bowl Conditi</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Stomach
      Ulcer
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Stomach Upset / Bug</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Strep Throat</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Stress</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Study
      Leave
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Stye</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Sunburn</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Surgery - Thumb</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Swollen
      Glands
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Tenosynovitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Threatened abortion</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Thrombophlebitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Thyroid
      Problems
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Tonsil / Adenoid Problems</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Transient Ischaemic Attack
      TIA
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Trauma</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Tremor</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Ulcertative Colitis</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Urethroplesty</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">URTI Upper
      Respiratory Tract
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Uticaria</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Varicose Veins
      Ulcer Inflammat
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Vertigo</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Viral Illness</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Visual Disturbance /
      Loss
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Vomiting</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Warts</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Water
      Infection
      </font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Wax</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Whiplash</font>
    • <font size="2" face="Arial">Wound</font>

     

    Of the many WTFs, the Real WTF is that this form is only ever used for booking annual leave (holiday/vacation), never any other type of absence, including illness.



  • My favorites here are "H" (japanese porn?), "III" (exposure to roman numerals?) and the nicely generic "wound".



  • Just pick 'H' every time, and dare them to prove you don't suffer from H.



  •  Absense due to warts?   Maybe if you are a model ?



  •  What? no multiple select? that forms sux.



  • Yeah, I can't come in today, I've got this terrible pain in my S20...



  • Surgery - Thumb
    No other kinds of surgery are allowed! You are permitted to get your thumb amputated or reattached only!



  •  Wax?

    An injury from wax, or do you suffer from wax?



  • My favorite's mastitis.  Can't really put my finger on why, but I'm definitely going to miss a few days due to that next week.

     

     

     

     

     

    (Quite aware what it means. You can stop dipping your cursor in acid.)



  • @Welbog said:

    Surgery - Thumb
    No other kinds of surgery are allowed! You are permitted to get your thumb amputated or reattached only!

    Don't forget splinter removal!



  • @BlueKnot said:

    Don't forget splinter removal!
    I'm sorry. That's not on the list. You'll have to file this under "wound".



  • Reason for Absence: "Detachment from Reality"

    Notes: "Applies to management, not employee. See also: Personality Disorder"



  • <FONT size=2>

    Foreign Body
    See also: Asian girlfriend</FONT>



  • @BlueKnot said:

    "III" (exposure to roman numerals?)

    That's "<font face="Arial" size="2">Ill"  as in I L L with the Ls in lowercase.</font>  Good ol' Sans Serif fonts where you can't tell the difference between I and l.



  • @chrisb said:

    Holiday following paternity
    le
     

    ups, VARCHAR(30)

    @chrisb said:

    Disc
    Problems

    do bad sectors count ?? 



  • Was a bit confused at first when I saw "Compassionate" - I suppose that [i]could[/i] be considered a problem among upper management.

    Naturally, a dictionary then revealed to me the proper meaning. Damn it, options actually making sense.

    @bohica61 said:

    Reason for Absence: "Detachment from Reality"

    Notes: "Applies to management, not employee. See also: Personality Disorder"

    Also, "Inability to cope".



  • <font size="2" face="Arial">Abortion /
    Termination
    </font>Geeze, boss, I'm gonna have to take a long vacation. I've been targeted for TERMINATION!



  • @chrisb said:

    Obsessive Compulsive
    Disorder
     

    Dude ... I absolutely have to be absent every day! 



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    <font size="2" face="Arial">Abortion /
    Termination
    </font>
     

    See, now I would use that every Friday and make a big fuss if they tried to argue.



  • When I see drop downs like that, I always look at the source to see what kind of <select> it is. If it's just plain text options (not ID numbers), you can likely enter your own names using an editor (Firebug, for instance).

    Change it to <option value="You can't legally ask these questions"> and submit it.


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