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The New York Daily News has a story about Chipotle employees only are allowed to take a sick day if they get a note from a medical professional.

According to the story, "Speaking at a Barclays investors conference this week, Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol laid out the many ways the restaurant was trying to win back customers’ trust, including offering sick days (with a catch) so employees don’t spread contagious illnesses to diners.

"'We have nurses on call, so that if you say, ‘Hey, I’ve been sick,’ you get the call into the nurse,' Niccol said. 'The nurse validates that it’s not a hangover — you’re really sick — and then we pay for the day off to get healthy again'."

The Daily News notes that "Niccol says it’s all part of improving food-safety measures across the company in order to avoid past embarrassments. The restaurant has seen a spate of foodborne illness outbreaks in the last several years, including an outbreak of norovirus in Virginia that originated after a manager refused to give a sick employee time off."
KC's View:
I don't get it. First of all, this strikes me as reflecting an enormous lack of trust that Chipotle has in its store employees. How, over the phone, will a nurse be able to tel whether it is the beginning of the flu or a hangover?

How many people will go to work =even when not feeling well because they don't want to be cross examined by a nurse?

Not the best approach, I think, for a company that has had more than its share of food safety issues.