Around 60,000 days were lost by Swindon Borough Council to long-term sick leave in one year, a six of which was for "psychological" reasons.
Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show that about 500 employees took long-term sick leave between September 2005 and 2006.
Long-term sick leave is defined as being absent for more than 20 days.
The figure the BBC didn't include in their report is that Swindon employs only 5793 Full Time Equivalent people (FTE equals 37 hours a week). So despite an "on-site occupational health service" and a caring employer the Swindon employees are a sorry sick bunch, of course there wouldn't be the hint of any swinging of the lead would there?