Muffti wants to move to Israel, as he likes faking being sick when he can get sympathy for it. And apaprently it is like real sex rather than masturbation. Haaretz reports that Israelis take more sick days than their counterparts in Europe and Asia. Since Kenny always rants about plagiarism (actually, he only did so once) I’ll just quote some of the relevant bits.

The committee found that over the past 20 years there had been a steady increase in the number of days workers remained away from their jobs following an accident at work. While in the 1980s the average sick leave was 16 to 20 days, in 2001 it reached an all-time high of 40 days, dropping to 34 days in 2003. This compares with an average absence of 19-25 days in Europe and even fewer days in Asia.

The committee, headed by Dr. Avi Grippel, an expert in work safety, found that ironically, the number of days of sick leave rose at a time when the number of work accidents fell. However the number of days of sick leave in general was almost doubled during this period, from 1.3 million to 2.5 million. In 2001, the NII paid NIS 350 million for sick leave and in 2003 it paid NIS 221 million, to some 62,000 workers. The average payment is NIS 150 per day.

Wow! I can make Kenny happy and post a (lightly) negative story about Israelis (because I know Laya likes it) and not have to type to much. Working less is jewlicious!

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