Is stress ‘a lack of fibre’?

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RE COUNCIL’S £80,000 bill for stress

For several years I worked with British Civil Servants in a military environment and they were allowed up to 10 days per year paid sick leave without having to produce a doctor’s certificate. The majority of them were not sick and decided to have ten days off as an extra leave entitlement. I agree that this was some years ago before the latest malady called stress was invented.

Until then genuine stress caused by constantly flying on bombing operations was called ‘Lack of Moral Fibre.’ As so many of our council workers seem to suffer from ‘stress’ perhaps they are not suitable for performing the duties.

Charles Agar

Royal Air Force Police (retd)

The Grove, Seamer