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Sick days are extremely i...

Sick days are extremely important to all of us. If these were not available, it would account for many more days lost from work as folks would not do preventative care to take care of their healthcare.
—CharleneCalifornia

I have paid sick days and...

I have paid sick days and because of that benefit, my company has to pay me less than they would if I didn't have them.
—Paul

I have paid sick days I...

I have paid sick days. I suffer from Migraines headaches monthly and sometimes I can't get out of bed. With paid sick days I know that I will still get paid even though I can't make it to work.
—SynthiaCalifornia

Sick Days are Bitter Sweet

I had to use my sick days when my daughter got Bells Pausey in her face from a tick bite one year on her back and although my managers gave me atittude for using my sick days at least I had them.

So yes, this is very helpful for working mothers. But ...

—Victoria

I retired from the US P...

I retired from the U.S. Probation Office after 20+ years of service. During my entire service, I used only 8 days of sick leave. However, having paid sick leave gave me comfort in knowing that if I needed to be on sick leave for an extended period ...
—PeterLouisiana

I am a stayathome mom ...

I am a stay-at-home mom, but I know how difficult it can be to work and have a sick child or to be sick yourself. With the laws, as they are written now, employers tend to make you feel guilty for taking sick days. There is a sentiment among employers ...
—JenniferCalifornia

Less worries with paid sick days off

My god daughter died and I've adopted her 2 boys. When they came to live with me my baby boy (1 years old) was sick alot. Thank God for my company having sick days, if not, I would have missed alot of paid days off. In doing that I would not have been ...
—AnonymousPennsylvania

I work for a large insura...

I work for a large insurance company and a few years back they took away our 'sick days' and instead lumped them in with what they called PTO. PAID TIME OFF. The problem with this is that PTO has to be PRE-APPROVED by management. How can you get SICK ...
—AnonymousTexas

Hello everyoneMy sit...

Hello everyone,

My situation is a lot different than some people, I work for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and, yes we get 25 day a year to take off, but the problem is, we are penalized for that...they call this unscheduled personal time, ...

—RONNYPennsylvania

MORE COSTS LESS COVERAGE...

MORE COSTS, LESS COVERAGE, CANT AFFORD ANY OF IT. I PAY OVER $400 A MONTH IN INSURANCE AND THAT IS MORE THAN MY MORTGAGE. THATS ABSURD.
—PATTIFlorida

I am fortunate enough to ...

I am fortunate enough to have paid sick days and without them I don't know if I'd still have a job. My daughter had 19 ear infections her first 18months of life and two surgeries. Our family would not have been able to survive financially if I hadn't ...
—AnonymousNorth Carolina

I am a art teacher whom h...

I am a art teacher whom has not been able to find contract work. The result has been spending most of my career working as a substitute teacher. If I don't work there is NO pay. No sick days , no benefits , or anything. I work hard and take my position ...
—GlennethCalifornia

Although I dont get paid...

Although I don't get paid sick days I'm extremely fortunate to get 5 weeks of paid vacation per year, and I'm able to use those days when my children get sick. My husband travels for his job so 100% of the responsibility when my kids get sick is on me. ...
—KirstenUtah

I work for Yale New Haven...

I work for Yale New Haven Hospital and we have "PTO" days that cover everything from sick to paid time off/vacation days. Its all in one bank.

I have had issues in the past that because of time off due to my children being sick, I have ended up in ...

—Evelyn Connecticut

I GET 5 SICK DAYS A YEAR ...

I GET 5 SICK DAYS A YEAR AND WITHOUT THEM I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WHEN MY KIDS OR MYSELF ARE SICK. I ACTUALLY WISH I HAD MORE. I USUALLY HAVE TO USE VACATION TIME WHEN I RUN OUT
—ANNAFlorida

I used to be a kitchen ma...

I used to be a kitchen manager in a restaurant, and only the salaried managers (not me) had paid sick leave. As a result, employees often came to work sick because they couldn't afford to lose a day's pay. I remember going to work with strep throat once--I ...
—DawnMaryland

A sick person will make m...

A sick person will make more pepole sick if he/she shows up to work. It has happened many many time.
—AnonymousConnecticut

I had strep throat for ov...

I had strep throat for over two months but didn't know it. I was taking all kinds of herbal remedies and over the counter medications because I didn't have enough time off to go to the doctor. The time I did have off I had to use to take the kids to ...
—JessicaFlorida

Without paid sick days I ...

Without paid sick days I would not be able to take my children to the doctor when they are sick without losing pay. My husband does not have paid sick days and he is unable to help when the kids are sick - he has to go in to work no matter what. So, ...
—KassiMichigan

I work for government age...

I work for government agencies as a "contract" employee. That means that even though I work for the agency full time, I am essentially self-employed and do not get benefits -- either insurance or sick days. I therefore work when I'm sick. This February ...
—AnonymousCalifornia
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