Q. I would not want to give back a year’s worth of pay, 200 hours more worth of annual leave and another 100 hours of sick leave. Take a look around — how many managers do you see giving back? They are by far the worst offenders when it comes to abuse of sick leave. The term hypocrite doesn’t even come close to describing what they practice.
A. Your condemnation of the unethical behavior of others is admirable. So much so that I wonder why you want to emulate it. The laissez faire attitude that allows this abuse of the system to happen may come back to haunt agencies when the new administration takes office.