Monday, June 06, 2005


As the jury deliberate:

US pop star Michael Jackson has been taken to hospital for treatment of a back problem that has troubled him during his trial, a spokeswoman said.
- BBC News Online

The most common reasons given for taking the day off is a bad back, which is amazingly hard to prove, and however much employers may suspect that these are not all genuine, there is little they can do about it.
- International Healthcare Journal, Issue 8, August 2004 [pdf file]