Negotiations were at an impasse. The union denied their members were flagrantly abusing the company’s sick-leave provisions.
During negotiations the H.R. director held up the morning edition of the newspaper, “This man called in sick yesterday!”
There, on the sports page, was a photo of the employee, who’d just won a golf tournament.
The union negotiator broke the silence in the room. “Wow,” he said. “He must be some golfer winning a tournament when sick.”