My exhusband works in the casino world. When he began, they did have sick days, and altho he didn't abuse them, they did come in handy when he or one of the kids was ill as we didn't have to worry about vaction schedules and such and losing days. We split up 4 years ago and two years ago they eliminated sick days. This has meant that he now has to choose between going to work sick or losing the precious days he has scheduled with his children. Usually he will go to work ill, but recent surgery meant he could not do this and as a result my sons will see their father only once this year. Obviously this is not a choice any of us are happy with.