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—AnonymousNew York

In my last job I had the ...

In my last job I had the luxury of paid sick days to use when I was sick, not my child. Still it was nice to have them. I've worked jobs previously where I could not leave to pick my child up from school and I'm her ONLY mother. Who else did they expect ...
—AnonymousNew Jersey

I am a mother to a beauti...

I am a mother to a beautiful 3 year old daughter and am currently pregnant with our Son who is due July 26th. I feel very fortunate to have a job but am often concerned about my value to the company when I am faced with normal parenting challenges that ...
—KimberlyWashington

Some years ago I knew my ...

Some years ago I knew my mom was having mental difficulty as she aged - it eventually progressed to the point that I realized she was no longer capable of caring for herself. At this point I was the only sibling in the area and it fell to me to move ...
—PatCalifornia

I have worked jobs that h...

I have worked jobs that had no benefits and no sick days and when you lose money because you are unable to work it affects your whole life. You can't pay the bills and then you are behind on payments because of missed income.

I now have paid sick ...

—SAMARAIndiana

Because when you are real...

Because when you are really sick and are not facking it just to get out of work that is not right for a boss to make you come in when you are sick and not facking it like others do to get off work to just go to a stupid ballgame. That is why so may employers ...
—VanessaMissouri

I do earn paid sick days...

I do earn paid sick days, by the hour, 5 hours a month. I am salaried empolyee that works in, of all things, health care. The facility I work for has enforced an attendance policy that you can not be out sick for more than 6 days a year, or result in ...
—AnonymousFlorida

I was an executive with a...

I was an executive with a multinational company who allotted their employees six sick days a year. Many would still come to work sick. When asked why most responded that they did not want to become behind in their work. Whatever it was cold or flu ...
—Anonymous

No one wants to get sick ...

No one wants to get sick but it happens. When it does you would not want to have to be concerned if you can pay the bills our not. That is why pay sick leave is so important. If you are the only family member who is working this could be a major hardship. ...
—MaryKansas

Not having paid sick days...

Not having paid sick days has negatively affected my family and I finacial situation. Having to tend to my young children whe they are sick has caused me to take non-paid sick days from work.
—HaroldNew Jersey

I find that I will go to ...

I find that I will go to work whether I'm feeling well or not because I don't want to use my PTO time up, just in case I need it for something else..ie family emergency, death or sickenss. I am not one that abuses my time off so this would defintely be ...
—LindaMinnesota

being a single mom and n...

being a single mom, and no family, other than my two children, who are 9 and 12, almost 13, one of each gender....

what would i do without having paid sick days - I can't say enough how much I appreciate the sick time given to me; I just wish I had ...

—rosaMichigan

I am a full time working ...

I am a full time working registered pharmacist. With the shortage of working pharmacist, it is almost criminal to use sick time to take care either my own need or family's need. I can not imagine what would happen if there are no legitimate sick days ...
—Yui

I get paid time off for s...

I get paid time off for sick leave however my husband does not. He works a 60+ work week. Since he is the "bread winner" when he is sick he has to take the time unpaid. Losing just one day is a big hit to his paycheck. When he sprained his ankle he ...
—DanyelleOhio

Without paid sick days I ...

Without paid sick days I wouldn't be able to work! Everyone gets ill and some time or another and it is not fair to have to choose between going to work ill, infecting co-workers, or to stay home and lose pay and possibility of losing the job. Currently ...
—Jordan

I need for there to be pa...

I need for there to be paid sick days for OTHERS because I have a disabled child. She has a compromised immune system due to the mechanics of her disability. It is often the people who are paid the least and have the fewest perks who have their hands ...
—MikkiNew York

I remember getting writte...

I remember getting written up for having to leave work to pick a sick child up from school 3 times in a 3 month period. I worked hard and volunteered to work over when I did not have to, but I missed a grand total of 4 hours of work in 3 months, (which ...
—SherryKentucky

I have lost several jobs ...

I have lost several jobs because of not having "sick days". It seems as soon as you become a mother you become a plague in the work force. With no sick days you might as well just stay at home and forget about working. Even when an employer gives you ...
—JeannieGeorgia

My husband only receives ...

My husband only receives one paid week of leave per year and no sick leave and we can't afford for him to ever have a short paycheck. I am so thankful that I work at a state agency which provides up to 3 wks of sick leave and 3 wks of annual leave per ...
—MarthaSouth Carolina

My daughter now 14 month...

My daughter, now 14 months, was born 2 months premature. Fortunately, she's a strong little girl, but because my husband and I both work, she is in group care. She is very susceptible to the illnesses always found in group care. I have no paid sick ...
—MelissaMissouri
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