They say with great power comes great responsibility, but with a doctors excuse comes lots of relaxation. Since child hood the lure of a Doctors Note has made children go to the doctor with out any deceases. It has caused teenagers to get in trouble by falsifying them, and it has led grown adults to over use them in the pursuit of more down time. A doctors note is a free pass to do whatever a person wants with a way to justified to the system. People have even gone as far as getting sick just so they could score one of these magic notes.
Getting a doctors note is like getting a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s Factory. Once the person has that note in his hand they start to imagine the possibilities. The only problem is that people usually don’t get the amount of time off that they really want. This leads them to almost bribing the doctor just so they could extend it. A doctors note is great and having one at your disposal feels even better. The issue with doctors notes is that the more they are used, the more they lose their special effect on who you use them on.
When a person in charge first receives a doctors not they seem to be concerned for the well being of that person. But after a while too many doctors notes can dilute that sentiment. People in charge do not like these types of notes because they see them as a way of cheating the system. So when a person begins to use a lot of them they begin to wonder if in fact they are really sick. That is why a note with that amount of power should be used with extreme caution. The problem is that most people do not practice that kind of restraint.
With power comes great responsibility but most people are lacking in that department. As soon as a person gets a little power they seem to change. A doctors note is no different because it gives them a viable excuse to escape their responsibilities. This leads to people blowing of their responsibilities with the hope that a note from their doctor will cover for them. Doctors notes are necessary in our society but their use has to be limited to actual medical emergencies, if not the whole system could fail.