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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 remand, which then can lead to termination. Now this is unrealistic, as 6 days can barely cover a flu for one person, let alone if you are a Mom or Dad of a sick child. I have had to leave my sick children at home alone many times, and call constantly to check on them, and when they were younger, my elder mother had to watch them. They now would like us to file for Family Medical Leave, if we feel that an illness will result in more the the 6 a year to protect our jobs. This is an abuse of the system. We work with sick patients, and have to return to work, sick, due to this ridiculous policy. Although I am fortunate to have some sick time, it is unreasonable sick coverage. Companies need to be looked at and scrutinzed on sick leave and sick day policies. Just a side note, I have been remanded for taking more than my 6 days, and am now on FMLA, just to keep me for losing my job, which does not cover if one of my children become sick.
—AnonymousFlorida
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