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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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For malingerers it may remove a possible element of guilt about cheating on their own employer, if they feel they are reporting to a third party outsider.
Currently, suggestions about dealing with malingerers in a helpful and nonpunitive fashion consist largely of "practice wisdom" derived from the personal experience of the respective clinician.
The Malingerer is the type of worker who feels the world owes him or her a living and files a stress claim as part of an ongoing attempt to get something for nothing.
Believe me, this wasn't an attempt at sick humour but a genuine belief that one shouldn't indulge malingerers. For who knows what they might imagine they had next!
The pairing of wheelchair-bound malingerer Andy and his long-suffering helper Lou was overwhelmingly voted for by visitors to the attraction.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that Geary dismissed Mr Cope as a "drunk and a malingerer" and chatted to colleagues about football while Mr Cope lay clutching his chest in the hospital moments before collapsing outside.
Aged 54 and having been branded a malingerer for "faking" bronchitis, he was sent to a lunatic asylum, where, suffering from Alzheimer's, he died believing he was a 14-year-old boy.
He said: "These people start from a position that assumes anyone claiming benefits is a malingerer and a liar.
"We, as employers, can not question a GP's note without a great deal of hassle and no hope of reversal and the malingerer knows that.
Now I'm not making excuses for the malingerer, and we all know the sort who phones in coughing and spluttering in summer, claiming to have "the flu".
And he said Elton was upset at any suggestion he had been a malingerer.