Saturday, January 17, 2009

Boob jobs
Plans for extra time off for council staff wanting boob jobs
Plans to offer council staff extra time off work if they want boob jobs and liposuction have been blasted.
Chiefs at Tameside Council in Greater Manchester acted after a string of workers asked for time off for "lifechoice procedures".
They say the aim is to stop staff having to use up holiday for "stressful" cosmetic work.
But opposition councillors branded it "an appalling waste of time and money".
Tory group leader John Bell said: "I am opposed to the idea of boob jobs on the rates. Such practices are unheard of in the private sector."

The draft policy will apply to ops such as vasectomies and laser eye treatment as well as cosmetic surgery.
In the past, staff had to take annual leave for such nonessential work if they had no doctor's note.
Now, managers will explore options, including offering unpaid leave, making up time in lieu or buying holiday.

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