Management's 'Rainbow' procedure goes from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous, with a favourite 'pattern' being falling sick during the school holidays.
LUL seems to assume that anyone who is off sick ever is obviously swinging the lead, so anyone who goes off sick during the school holidays is pretending to be ill just so they can spend more quality time with the ankle-biters. So, sickie a couple of times during the hols over the last three years and you might just get a letter from the boss. 28 Wembley Park drivers did!
Unfortunately for management's credibility, it seems that hardly any of the 28 drivers even have kids of school age! These managers (or the computer software that tells them what to do) obviously didn't pay attention in their statistics lessons, or they might have noticed that school holidays take up more than a quarter of the year, so the chances are that your sickness is pretty likely to fall during this time.
So, what's the agenda here? Could it be that the school holidays are upon us, as are the Olympics, and they want to put the frighteners on us to come to work no matter how lousy we feel? There might be a crock of gold at the end of the mythical rainbow, but there's a crock of crap at the end of this one.