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knuxnole
11/07/19 9:42:58 PM
#1:


Apparently there are people that let them go to waste and some that dont.

For me, I use up every single one. Usually 1 a month sometimes 2, I just fake being sick to be off, I mean if you dont use it you lose it so take advantage and have a day off!
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DevsBro
11/07/19 9:43:30 PM
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Nah, that's dishonest.
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GregShmedley
11/07/19 9:46:27 PM
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Yeah, my PTO doesn't roll over so I try to use it all each year. Next year will be exciting as I will have an extra week, making it four total.
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Distant_Rainbow
11/07/19 9:48:31 PM
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No.

DevsBro posted...
Nah, that's dishonest.


Besides this, my previous jobs demanded that you bring a copy of your diagnosis/prescription/etc. for it to count as a sick day, or else you're just skipping work without leave and docked pay and performance accordingly.
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Anony1125
11/07/19 9:48:31 PM
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I didn't even realize I had them until recently tbh. Around 34 hours paid sick leave this year. But I don't get sick often and feel uncomfortable using them if I'm not really sick.
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EffectAndCause
11/07/19 9:48:40 PM
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Fucking all of them all the time. I LOVE not being at work.

Lucky my company does have sick or vacation days, just PTO you can use for any reason with no explanation needed.
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sLaCkEr408___RJ
11/07/19 9:49:21 PM
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Of course
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a-c-a-b
11/07/19 9:49:47 PM
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Any paid sick days that I don't use I get paid for at the end of the year. But I always use them all.
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Jiek_Fafn
11/07/19 9:57:31 PM
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I usually just cash mine out at the end of the year. I'm only legit sick like once every few years and with our work flow there are weeks where I only go in for like 20hrs during the slow season. I'm not overworked to where I need the time off to goof around.
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Gakk86
11/07/19 10:04:03 PM
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I pretty much can't call off right now because there's nobody to replace me. It fucking sucks. However, I am getting all my PTO before the end of the year so I don't lose anything. I'm fucking burnt like bad casserole right now but I have a week off in 2 weeks and another in December and I can't wait.
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yillin
11/07/19 10:38:34 PM
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I don't get paid out for my sick time so yeah, I use it all. Mental health day qualifies for sick time use so I will use it.
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knuxnole
11/07/19 10:39:25 PM
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Usually for major game releases I use it

Like next Friday!

Im already planning on calling in a sick day for that!
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darkprince45
11/07/19 10:41:55 PM
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I have 150 sick hours saved rn. My department gives us 3 bonus days in return a year if we call in sick less than 3 times a year. Both can be cashed out when you retire. 1,500 sick hours is the max at like 43 an hour, and you can carry 400 bonus hours
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Pitlord_Special
11/07/19 10:43:58 PM
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My job for the state lets you accumulate paid sick leave indefinitely and then cash it out on retirement

Like, I left a job for the state when I was younger, then came back (in a totally different position) years later but still had sick leave banked up from my previous job

That said, Ive only used 1 hr for a dental appointment since starting back again
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mooreandrew58
11/07/19 10:48:14 PM
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I dont plan on it. You can save your suck time where I work and stack it to retire a bit early. I'm told some people have retired 2 years early by saving it but I bet thats counting vacation time. Vacation time doesnt roll over but if you dont use it it gets added to your sick time. I plan to take vacations though. It's already good enough to me all you need here is 30 years in to fully retire so I'll be good right around 60. Starting to wish I hired on when i was 21 coulda retired at 51.
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TreyFlowers
11/07/19 11:55:06 PM
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Nah, mine never fall off. They accrue. I think I have like 35 sick days available rn. So if I ever get hit by a car or need emergency surgery or have an illness I'll be covered for a good few months.
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SSJKirby
11/07/19 11:56:01 PM
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my job doesn't give sick days, they don't care if we take days off because we're sick
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JMPzero
11/07/19 11:57:58 PM
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No, I get an extra paycheck if I don't use them.
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TreyFlowers
11/08/19 12:03:38 AM
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JMPzero posted...
No, I get an extra paycheck if I don't use them.


Terrible policy
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LArcEnCieIX
11/08/19 12:41:52 AM
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Amazon doesn't give a fuck. They offer massive amounts of VTO anyway, so I can save up my sick time and UPT for whenever I don't feel like going
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gguirao
11/08/19 2:42:55 AM
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I haven't taken a sick day.
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Ic3Bullet
11/08/19 3:13:16 AM
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I use all of mine. But apparently we're going to start getting written up if we miss more than 6 days per year. I'm on my last write-up because of a manager who was abusing his power was trying to get rid of me because he was jealous that all the lady co-workers like me, and I was forced to step down in order to save my job.

I think we only accumulate a sick day every 2 months, though, so if I only call out when I have sick time, it shouldn't be a factor.
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coh
11/08/19 3:15:19 AM
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How are sick days a set thing? When and how often you get sick is unpredictable
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Ic3Bullet
11/08/19 3:17:09 AM
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coh posted...
How are sick days a set thing? When and how often you get sick is unpredictable

TC is probably referring to PAID sick days. Most companies will only pay you if you miss work so many times per year, or like in my case, we accumulate them after working so many hours.
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gloBal enemy
11/08/19 3:24:31 AM
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No. It's ironic that I work in Australia which is perceived as having that culture, but it's only when I was working overseas that I came across people who took full use of unsubstantiated medical absences (i.e. paid medical leave without a doctor's note)

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Akagami_Shanks
11/08/19 4:18:46 AM
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my job just keeps giving me sick days(we get 15 sick and 12 vacation and 3 AL a year)

i didn't use them so i had a bunch and now i've been using them this year mostly instead of vacation days

your vacay days also don't really roll over, if you don't use at least like 5 vacay days you lose them
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DevsBro
11/08/19 8:29:38 AM
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gloBal enemy posted...
No. It's ironic that I work in Australia which is perceived as having that culture, but it's only when I was working overseas that I came across people who took full use of unsubstantiated medical absences (i.e. paid medical leave without a doctor's note)

Don't Australians, like, not are Americans, though?

Word on the street is, in not-US, you have Government-mandated minimum vacation policies, and the minimum is some astronomical amount like six weeks.

At my last job, I got one week, and the company closed for two weeks every year for Christmas so I had to use it then and still have no paycheck one of thiae weeks. Second year, I got two weeks. By the time I quit, I had worked my way up to three weeks, so that was nice to actually have a week to use when I wanted.
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blablablax17
11/08/19 9:04:02 AM
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I didn't used to, because it rolled over, but since they changed the policy I do.

I get 160 PTO hours at the beginning of the year, and 24 personal (sick) hours.
Plus I was grandfathered 230 hours when they changed their policy.
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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk
11/08/19 9:05:19 AM
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we get I think two weeks or something if you visit a doctor and get a cert but I never saw a reason to call in sick when I'm not.
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WrkHrdPlayHrdr
11/08/19 9:22:14 AM
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I can carry over unlimited sick days and a week of vacation.


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Flockaveli
11/08/19 9:32:01 AM
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No I'm only working three days this week and next week so I can use them all up. Upper management gets upset when we don't use them and they "reset" December 1st.
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BlazinBlue88
11/08/19 9:35:09 AM
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Thankfully my job doesn't split up time life that. Nothing but straight PTO.
We can only carry over up to 10 PTO days each year so I'm always trying to figure out ways to burn 15 PTO days so I don't lose any.
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Bossdog421
11/08/19 9:38:10 AM
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I typically don't use all of my PTO.

My company gives out vacation sick and personal. I am currently at 4 weeks vacation, 3 sick 2 personal per year. Most years i end up with a couple of sick and vacation left over.

I actually like to work. I am paid salary and I'm all call 24/7/365, including holidays. I only use sick days for when I'm actually too sick to go into work, which isn't often.

Out of those 4 weeks of vacation, i typically take 1 week where i am not reachable. Like a cruise or out of the country. The rest of the time I'll still take calls even if I'm off. If something significant happens where i work really late or excessively on the weekends I can typically take a couple hours off my normal day.

Being so available and loyal has helped me move up in the company. I am very happy with what i have worked towards in my career and how i can provide for my family.
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knuxnole
11/08/19 9:40:28 AM
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Yeah we get 4 week vacation and 12 sick days to use
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EndOfDiscOne
11/08/19 9:44:02 AM
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CE: "We deserve to be paid more!"
Also CE: Calling in sick on a regular basis
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Bossdog421
11/08/19 9:53:13 AM
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EndOfDiscOne posted...
CE: "We deserve to be paid more!"
Also CE: Calling in sick on a regular basis


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pikachupwnage
11/08/19 10:07:57 AM
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Distant_Rainbow posted...
No.

DevsBro posted...
Nah, that's dishonest.


Besides this, my previous jobs demanded that you bring a copy of your diagnosis/prescription/etc. for it to count as a sick day, or else you're just skipping work without leave and docked pay and performance accordingly.


That is dumb. Not every illness needs medical attention. It discourages using sick days by imposing a higher financial and time cost on already miserable workers and Should be something only applied rarely on untrustworthy workers.

The flu is highly contagious but doctors can't do shit for it. If you are otherwise healthy literally just rest, and keep hydrated. Getting medical care for the flu as a healthy young-middle age adult is probably harmful more often than not wasting money, extra stress and probably spreading it more.

Same for food poisoning. Unless its an extreme case usually just wait a day or three and it passes. All going to the doctor does is ruin some pairs of underwear and make you doubly miserable.

Both only need medical care usually for the very young, very old or those with compromised immune systems.
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spudger
11/08/19 10:09:38 AM
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always: we get 5 days from the company and california mandates 3 days. so techincally its 8 days sick leave and it does not roll over so if you dont use it, you lose it.
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ffmasterjose
11/08/19 10:14:15 AM
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As often as I can. Fuck capitalism
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pikachupwnage
11/08/19 10:14:59 AM
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EndOfDiscOne posted...
CE: "We deserve to be paid more!"
Also CE: Calling in sick on a regular basis


Calling in sick more is a good thing(I don't trust CE but still). People come in with contagious diseases far too often. It hurts productivity, and spreads disease.

I daresay literally tens or even hundreds of thousands of deaths a year would be avoided if people callled off more with Flu and various other highly contagious diseases.

If its contagoius or causes diarrhea/vomiting and/or is worse than a standard cold call off. I have gotten so many illnesses from sick people coming to work or coming out to eat.

Keep your Flu, Strep, etc. at home.

And overall productivity would actually increase.
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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk
11/08/19 10:18:53 AM
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I'm really confused by unlimited sick days
They're paid right? So you could just call in sick and say you're not gonna be there for two months and get paid? Do you need a doctor's cert at all?
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BlazinBlue88
11/08/19 10:21:26 AM
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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk posted...
I'm really confused by unlimited sick days
They're paid right? So you could just call in sick and say you're not gonna be there for two months and get paid? Do you need a doctor's cert at all?

It's one of those things where they don't want you coming in when you are sick just because you ran out of sick days. At the same time, if you take too many sick days your boss will be having a talk with you.
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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk
11/08/19 10:30:09 AM
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BlazinBlue88 posted...

It's one of those things where they don't want you coming in when you are sick just because you ran out of sick days. At the same time, if you take too many sick days your boss will be having a talk with you.

That's pretty good you have unlimted paid sick days though. I only get one week with no cert from the doctor or 2 weeks with a cert from the doctor then the rest is unpaid
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DocDelicious
11/08/19 10:30:30 AM
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I get unlimited paid sick days, so no, I don't use all of them.
I do use all 15 of my discrepancy days, and all 4 weeks of vacation though.
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JustMyOpinion
11/08/19 10:32:36 AM
#46:


There are no sick days. They're all bundled together. And yes, I use all the days I have.

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voldothegr8
11/08/19 10:39:18 AM
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Absolutely
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The23rdMagus
11/08/19 10:42:18 AM
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I have vacation days for that. I use my sick days when I'm actually sick - in my line of work, that includes laryngitis and mental health days (not the "I don't feel like working" kind, the "I'm mentally burning out and need to step away before I make a mistake with a customer" kind). I'm encouraged to use them for both.

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knuxnole
11/08/19 10:58:18 AM
#49:


Spooking posted...
EndOfDiscOne posted...
CE: "We deserve to be paid more!"
Also CE: Calling in sick on a regular basis

A lot of folks on CE also dislike their supervisor for some odd reason. Hmm...


No one likes them. Mine never comes which is good cause I sit around for 8 hrs browsing the internet like Gamefaqs lol
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dragwarrfan
11/08/19 11:03:35 AM
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We have PTO for all time off at my job, sick or vacation. But we do get a $10 bonus for every month we don't call out sick, $50 for a quarter without a callout (Jan-March, April-June, etc.) and $200 for a year without a callout (I should be getting my third yearly bonus for this soon) as I've now worked here four years and only called out once.
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