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DDirtyDastard
11/08/19 11:05:10 AM
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I have a life outside of work so I try as hard as I can to avoid working as much as I can afford to.
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bluezero
11/08/19 11:06:21 AM
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My sick days are the same as my vacation days, all PTO.
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TheMikh
11/08/19 11:07:39 AM
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just reminded me i have like 12 vacation days i need to burn before the end of the year
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Rohccoo
11/08/19 11:08:03 AM
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My job has a use it or lose it policy for vacation and sick time. The culture here also discourages taking off time or working from home. So I get 10 sick days per year but I can't really use them unless I actually need to :(

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DDirtyDastard
11/08/19 11:09:13 AM
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Spooking posted...
dragwarrfan posted...
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.

This doesn't seem like a good idea. It just promotes coming into work sick and then getting everybody else sick.

Those bonuses are super small too. I didn't miss a day this month. Thanks for filling a quarter of my gas tank *eye roll*
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Damn_Underscore
11/08/19 11:09:36 AM
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EndOfDiscOne posted...
CE: "We deserve to be paid more!"
Also CE: Calling in sick on a regular basis


Don't worry, if they were paid more they would start being honest workers.
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Prismsblade
11/08/19 11:09:54 AM
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I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks for Christmas holidays. If I'm going to take 1 or 2 days off a year from my job there going to be nice and long.

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dragwarrfan
11/08/19 11:10:31 AM
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Spooking posted...
dragwarrfan posted...
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.

This doesn't seem like a good idea. It just promotes coming into work sick and then getting everybody else sick.


Fortunately, I only get sick once every few years, and it's usually only for a few hours (stomach flu). I seem to be in the minority, but I don't think a cold is a very good reason to call out (at least in my situation at a call center in which I don't speak to customers). I can do my work just fine with a cold.
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dragwarrfan
11/08/19 11:14:56 AM
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DDirtyDastard posted...
Spooking posted...
dragwarrfan posted...
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.

This doesn't seem like a good idea. It just promotes coming into work sick and then getting everybody else sick.

Those bonuses are super small too. I didn't miss a day this month. Thanks for filling a quarter of my gas tank *eye roll*


The bonuses are quite small. If you max out all the bonuses for a year, you have made $0.25 an hour more for the year. That's it, but at the same time, it's better than nothing (like all my previous jobs have done for perfect attendance).
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Balrog0
11/08/19 11:15:16 AM
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yep

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The23rdMagus
11/08/19 1:39:51 PM
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knuxnole posted...
No one likes them. Mine never comes which is good cause I sit around for 8 hrs browsing the internet like Gamefaqs lol
Dude, I love my boss. (He's caught me trying to work while sick, looked at my sick time, and sent me home.) Higher up the food chain, I can have the occasional disagreement.

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knuxnole
11/08/19 2:17:43 PM
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Damn_Underscore posted...
Don't worry, if they were paid more they would start being honest workers.


I get paid a lot and still wanna use ALL my sick/vacations

if I got paid double and make over 200K I would still call in sick and take all the vaca

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Damn_Underscore
11/08/19 2:28:06 PM
#64:


knuxnole posted...
Damn_Underscore posted...
Don't worry, if they were paid more they would start being honest workers.


I get paid a lot and still wanna use ALL my sick/vacations

if I got paid double and make over 200K I would still call in sick and take all the vaca


You should use all your vacation days but taking a suck day when you're not actually sick is wrong tbh.
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knuxnole
11/08/19 2:38:59 PM
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No it doesnt have to only be used for real sickness. You need mental health days, days for rest, hangover, or need a day to leave early for a flight, or wanna binge Pokmon, like what Im doing next Friday when I call in

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Bleuets
11/08/19 2:41:35 PM
#66:


We dont have sick days just one bucket of PTO
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Captain_Qwark
11/08/19 2:43:39 PM
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I only used 1 last year. 2 so far this year.

But missing days as a teacher is actually more annoying because you still have to type up lesson plans while delirious and hope the sub accomplishes anything
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JuanCarlos1
11/08/19 2:44:30 PM
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Maybe Ill fake sick once or twice a year, but its dumb and unethical to use them like that. You clearly dont care about performance or growing in the company.
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knuxnole
11/08/19 3:56:59 PM
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JuanCarlos1 posted...
Maybe Ill fake sick once or twice a year, but its dumb and unethical to use them like that. You clearly dont care about performance or growing in the company.


Uhh....its just a job bro

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mooreandrew58
11/08/19 5:20:17 PM
#70:


knuxnole posted...
JuanCarlos1 posted...
Maybe Ill fake sick once or twice a year, but its dumb and unethical to use them like that. You clearly dont care about performance or growing in the company.


Uhh....its just a job bro


Depends on the job. Some jobs actually are important for a society to function. Imagine if you had a heart attack and no ambulance could get to you in time because someone just decided they didnt feel like coming in that day.
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knuxnole
11/08/19 6:33:31 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
Depends on the job. Some jobs actually are important for a society to function. Imagine if you had a heart attack and no ambulance could get to you in time because someone just decided they didnt feel like coming in that day.


That happens all the time. They find someone else to work more that day. My cousin is a doctor and he calls in sick once a month to take trips or due to a hangover or a headache

Also that company SUCKS at their job. They should be multiple staff to cover for vacations, sick days and if people are on lunch breaks or come to work late due to traffic or long line at Starbucks

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mooreandrew58
11/08/19 6:44:01 PM
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knuxnole posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
Depends on the job. Some jobs actually are important for a society to function. Imagine if you had a heart attack and no ambulance could get to you in time because someone just decided they didnt feel like coming in that day.


That happens all the time. They find someone else to work more that day. My cousin is a doctor and he calls in sick once a month to take trips or due to a hangover or a headache

Also that company SUCKS at their job. They should be multiple staff to cover for vacations, sick days and if people are on lunch breaks or come to work late due to traffic or long line at Starbucks


In my line of work we are understaffed as fuck (all over the country to my understanding) so someone calling off makes a already dangerous job even more so. And my job is unfortunately necassary. If someone calls in and they cant find someone else guess who doesnt get to go home?
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knuxnole
11/08/19 6:45:12 PM
#73:


mooreandrew58 posted...
In my line of work we are understaffed as fuck (all over the country to my understanding) so someone calling off makes a already dangerous job even more so. And my job is unfortunately necassary. If someone calls in and they cant find someone else guess who doesnt get to go home?


If you were sick wouldnt you want someone to not go home to cover for ya

you are paying your dues and they will pay yours

its called teamwork

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Paragon21XX
11/08/19 6:52:59 PM
#74:


Sick days? What's that? My company only gives out comprehensive leave.
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Cheater87
11/08/19 6:55:57 PM
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I'm rarely ever sick.

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mooreandrew58
11/08/19 7:14:28 PM
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knuxnole posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
In my line of work we are understaffed as fuck (all over the country to my understanding) so someone calling off makes a already dangerous job even more so. And my job is unfortunately necassary. If someone calls in and they cant find someone else guess who doesnt get to go home?


If you were sick wouldnt you want someone to not go home to cover for ya

you are paying your dues and they will pay yours

its called teamwork


If im sick. im talking people abusing it because they just wanted the day off.

Unless its just a cold or something non contagious they dont want you coming in where I work. Sickness spreads easily at my unit due to how the air circulation in the buildings work

We get 14 vacation days a year and people still abuse their sick leave.
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Daffadilio
11/08/19 7:18:53 PM
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knuxnole posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
Depends on the job. Some jobs actually are important for a society to function. Imagine if you had a heart attack and no ambulance could get to you in time because someone just decided they didnt feel like coming in that day.


That happens all the time. They find someone else to work more that day. My cousin is a doctor and he calls in sick once a month to take trips or due to a hangover or a headache

Also that company SUCKS at their job. They should be multiple staff to cover for vacations, sick days and if people are on lunch breaks or come to work late due to traffic or long line at Starbucks

Exactly this. In America we have a serious problem with not being adequately staffed for the actual level of work. People will not hire the workers they actually need because they dont want to spend the money when they can just require other people to do MORE. If you cant take vacation days because you feel like your work place will be hectic without you there, its understaffed, regardless of if you have an open position or not. People being called in on their off days for staff coverage, people being expected to stay multiple hours late, or perform two job duties all day as coverage are all bullshit staffing issues that honestly should never happen- short of a major percent of your workforce calling out the same day for whatever reason. Thats why vacation time is scheduled the way it is, to keep manageable work flow.
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mooreandrew58
11/08/19 7:45:04 PM
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Daffadilio posted...
knuxnole posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
Depends on the job. Some jobs actually are important for a society to function. Imagine if you had a heart attack and no ambulance could get to you in time because someone just decided they didnt feel like coming in that day.


That happens all the time. They find someone else to work more that day. My cousin is a doctor and he calls in sick once a month to take trips or due to a hangover or a headache

Also that company SUCKS at their job. They should be multiple staff to cover for vacations, sick days and if people are on lunch breaks or come to work late due to traffic or long line at Starbucks

Exactly this. In America we have a serious problem with not being adequately staffed for the actual level of work. People will not hire the workers they actually need because they dont want to spend the money when they can just require other people to do MORE. If you cant take vacation days because you feel like your work place will be hectic without you there, its understaffed, regardless of if you have an open position or not. People being called in on their off days for staff coverage, people being expected to stay multiple hours late, or perform two job duties all day as coverage are all bullshit staffing issues that honestly should never happen- short of a major percent of your workforce calling out the same day for whatever reason. Thats why vacation time is scheduled the way it is, to keep manageable work flow.


My job is considered necessary though. Being short could be the difference between someone getting beat to death or not.
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Master_Bass
11/08/19 7:48:17 PM
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No, I have well over 40 days of sick days. Might as well let them stack incase I get sick since I ger plenty of personal days off too. Currently have about 18 of those. I can also use the sick days to count towards my years worked for my pension when I retire.
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knuxnole
11/08/19 8:31:17 PM
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No ones job is that necessary lets be real

i dont contribute a damn thing lol

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Akagami_Shanks
11/08/19 8:44:48 PM
#81:


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

the alternative being, you work every day, get nothing to show for it.

I'm on a contract, My raises are negotiated for by the Union, else we would literally get no raises. They're not giving me anything for accumulating all this extra time off, and in some cases I even lose it. Why should I not use my paid time?
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The23rdMagus
11/08/19 8:46:11 PM
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knuxnole posted...
No it doesnt have to only be used for real sickness. You need mental health days, days for rest, hangover, or need a day to leave early for a flight, or wanna binge Pokmon, like what Im doing next Friday when I call in
Most of those are called "vacation".

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knuxnole
11/08/19 8:49:49 PM
#83:


Vacation is scheduled days. Sick days you can't schedule in advance.

Think of it like extra time!

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The23rdMagus
11/08/19 8:56:07 PM
#84:


Nah, my job entails committing to calling customers back. Guilt, frustration and pride are powerful forces; I'd rather someone else not have to fill in for me, confuse my customer, or second-guess my plan (leading to more work). If I'm sick, I'm sick. If I'm planning time away, I'm already choosing which hands my work goes into ahead of time.

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Alex1976
11/08/19 8:58:42 PM
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I accumulate my sick leave (no limit) and I can carry only so much annual leave (I forget how much) at any given time.

I use 2 weeks worth of annual leave each year for vacation, and I call in only when I truly don't feel well. If I call in more than 3 days in a row, I have to provide a doctor's note.
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SimpleMan
11/08/19 9:02:09 PM
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In theory I do. The reality is slightly more complex.
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mooreandrew58
11/08/19 9:09:16 PM
#87:


knuxnole posted...
No ones job is that necessary lets be real

i dont contribute a damn thing lol


Sure my job isnt necessary if you dont mind murderers and rapist running the streets. You could have mob justice but then innocnents would be getting killed where as if they end up in prison they at least have a chance at proving their innocence and being released. Got a guy right now trying that. Went in for rape despite the fact no dna evidence of him was found period on the girl or at the scene of thr crime.
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knuxnole
11/08/19 9:24:08 PM
#88:


You're not the only one in the world with that job. If you died tomorrow no one would care(in the job) and you would be replaced.

Take those sick days.

Work is NEVER meant to be a career. Live life, laugh and love.

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The23rdMagus
11/08/19 9:25:32 PM
#89:


knuxnole posted...
You're not the only one in the world with that job. If you died tomorrow no one would care(in the job) and you would be replaced.

Take those sick days.

Work is NEVER meant to be a career. Live life, laugh and love.


...did you just

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mooreandrew58
11/08/19 9:41:46 PM
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knuxnole posted...
You're not the only one in the world with that job. If you died tomorrow no one would care(in the job) and you would be replaced.

Take those sick days.

Work is NEVER meant to be a career. Live life, laugh and love.


I see you ignored the part where i said we are short staffed as is. I would feel so shitty if i called off and found out a co worker got beat to death because no body could get to him in time to help.
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