I realise that the working pattern for cabin crew, particularly long haul is completely different to that experienced by most of the population, consisting of a duty day (or days), with a rest period at the far end of a round trip, followed by a period of rest at home base between trips.
But in round terms how many duty days would there be each year ?
My reason for asking is that I read today that BA's sickness policy had reduced sick days from an average of 22 per year to 12.
22 (or even 12) would be considered very high in most jobs where people work about 230 days a year. Bearing in mind that its not really possible to be off work sick on a rest day, hows this compare ?
If cabin crew duty days are near to 230 its not good but possibly justifiable due to the need to be not sneezing over passengers etc; but if the duty days are considerably less its far worse.