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Perfect attendance is over rated. My last two jobs I used to come to work sick so I never had sick leave after 2 years. After that I learned. Think I ever got a thank you for perfect attendance? Nope.
Working for Big Navy at PHNSY, we get a pendant for not using more than 8 hours of sick leave.I'm on my 18 year without >8 hours.
I always get to work late, but I make up for it by leaving early.(been self employed since 1986)
Where I worked if you didn't miss a day all year the manager gave you a thank you letter. We called it the "Iron Man Letter." That and a dollar got you a coffee at the 7-11.