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As a teacher I am exposed...

As a teacher I am exposed to so many sick children whose parents have sent them to school because they do not have paid sick days. The children frequently are in no condition to be at school, with headaches, stomachaches, fevers or leaving the room quickly ...
—AnonymousIllinois

There is a saying that I ...

There is a saying that I try to live by daily...."do unto others as you would have them do unto you". When little Charlie Ray is sick, and there is no where or no nanny to care for him, then you take your sick day off to care for him because there is ...
—TYKEHAArkansas

I have found over the yea...

I have found over the years that there is too wide a variety of policies about sick days for people who work for an hourly wage regardless of where they work. Some places alow you to take a sick day when your child is sick and others do not. People hvae ...
—SarahMassachusetts

As a sole proprietor I ca...

As a sole proprietor I cannot be sick OR I lose income. Paid sick days are not a part of the self-employed person's vocabulary. WE need to charge more for our product or service so that we may be able to "ride out" an illness or injury. But that is ...
—Mercedes

Thankfully I am one of t...

Thankfully, I am one of the lucky ones whose company does give paid sick leave. I have been working for this (very small) company for 8 years so I am entitled to 40 hours sick pay each year. I have two school aged daughters so when they need to stay ...
—JaynaSouth Carolina

I have fought cancer twic...

I have fought cancer twice in the last 15 years and can appreciate yoyr cause very much
—JimFlorida

I get 6 paid sickpersona...

I get 6 paid sick/personal days per year that I have to use for sick time, personal days, bereavement etc.

I also have a 4 year old that is at the preschool age and if he picks up a bug for a few days, half my paid time is knocked out within a week. ...

—AnonymousRhode Island

I have Rheumatoid arthrit...

I have Rheumatoid arthritis. Society in general punishes me for having a chronic disease, and working full time. I have to work full time. There are times a short leave would suffice, however the procedure to do this makes it insanely impossible.
—AnonymousVermont

I am a divorced mother of...

I am a divorced mother of three children. Sick time is a VERY important aspect of my life! Not only have I had a few surgeries myself in the past couple of years that I used my accrued sick time for, but my daughter had a baby by cesarean section and ...
—AnonymousConnecticut

Rather than miss much nee...

Rather than miss much needed income I have gone to work sick on many occasions, my employer simply does not provide enough paid sick leave so I save it for when my child is sick instead.
—Anonymous

I was fortunate enough to...

I was fortunate enough to be able to take an extended leave when my first son was born without it affecting us too much financially. By the time I was pregnant with identical twins who suffered from Twin to Twin Transfusion (when my oldest was 18 months) ...
—AnonymousPennsylvania

When my children were sma...

When my children were small, I had to lie and say I was sick in order to get paid.

I have friends who work at the big "W", that are punished for taking sick days, even fired.

Just insane to think, you could lose your job over an illness.

—NancyNorth Carolina

Luckily my husband and I ...

Luckily my husband and I have always worked where we had paid sick days and/or vaction days that we could use to be home with our children when they needed us. Some of the things kids can catch such as chicken pox or surgeries for ear problems can keep ...
—MargaretGeorgia

Paid sick days allow me t...

Paid sick days allow me to keep my daughter home when she is ill. They allow my over worked husband to rest and recoup before going back to the grind. They let me heal after a miscarriage.

I don't understand how Paid Sick days aren't seen as a preventive ...

—TrudyMaryland

I suffer from respiratory...

I suffer from respiratory, esophageal and intestinal maladies which can keep me down for longer than a couple of hours. Some of them even cause me to lose energy and the ability to get around. Because of this, I need to rest and recuperate. Without ...
—MarkCalifornia

I feel I must speak out a...

I feel I must speak out about earning paid sick leave. Especially since I'm a single mother. My oldest is now out of the house so I'm down to two but even with them I would be dead without paid sick leave. Matter of fact most of my annual leave is ...
—DianePennsylvania

I have no comment at all ...

I have no comment at all in this matter.
—AnonymousCalifornia

NONE of our ELECTED offic...

NONE of our ELECTED officials should have paid sick days --- until all the people who pay them have paid sick time!!!
—marciaCalifornia

Paid sick days are so imp...

Paid sick days are so important to me especially being a single mom. Without them it will be hard for me to make ends meet, as i do sometimes with a full pay check. Raising a special needs child, it is so important to be able to take time off and get ...
—OctaviaFlorida

son and daughter both had...

son and daughter both had surgery and have severe asthma and allergies i miss at least 3 months of work each year
—AnonymousCalifornia
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