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Jan 23, 2011
@tfulmer1 If the probability of a sickday being on a given day is equal for all given days, we have a uniform random distribuition of sickdays, not a normal one. </sarcasm>
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Jul 13, 2010
For those who can't do math (like the PHB):

While they often work overtime, their base work week is still Monday - Friday (5 days). Therefore each working day is 20% of the total working days. It stands to reason then that with a normal random distribution of sick days, 20% will fall on Monday, 20% will fall on Tuesday...20% fall on Friday. Thus 40% fall on Monday and Friday.

So the boss it outraged that, in fact, his employee's sick days are randomly distributed (as should be the case) and are not unnaturally frequent in conjunction with weekends (as would be expected if they were faking).
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Sep 2, 2009
This one is actually too good. Instead of laughing, I just sit and think 'This one is actually too good...'
Jul 29, 2009
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Mar 21, 2009
One of my favorites :)
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