I have an employee that every couple of weeks, will call out for his morning shift. He's a good worker otherwise, but when would you say enough is enough?
Number of Call-outs
Lots of different companies have different policies. My wife's company is 3 incidents in 30 days (an incident is a separate occasion-it doesn't mean that if someone is really sick and out for 3 straight days then they can get fired). My company allows for 6 incidents in a rolling 12 month period. On the 7th incident the employee can be terminated. Both allow for discretion on the manager's end, allowing him/her to take other factors into account. Does your restauant have a written attendance policy? If so use it to your advantage, if necessary. I would definitely talk to this person and see what the story is first though.