Workers, bosses at odds EMPLOYEE SICK PAY DEBATE

Aug 21, 2008 Read more: The Morning Call 6
For school bus driver Jamille Aine, a cold is more than an inconvenience. His employer does not offer paid sick days, so if he can't shake the bug, he may not be able to pay his bills. Read more
Prove it

Palmerton, PA

#1 Aug 21, 2008
And how does the legislation deal with proof of illness? Doctor's note=$50. Without proof of illness, might as well call it what it will become: paid vacation.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#2 Aug 21, 2008
This would possibly encourage people to take off work more than they already do now. People complain too much. A cold is not a legitimate excuse to take off work anyway. In order to miss work, a person should either have a 102 plus fever, or be hospitalized. I have come in to work with colds, sore throats fevers, ect.

“Enough is enough”

Since: Oct 07

Austin, TX

#3 Aug 21, 2008
radical moderate wrote:
This would possibly encourage people to take off work more than they already do now. People complain too much. A cold is not a legitimate excuse to take off work anyway. In order to miss work, a person should either have a 102 plus fever, or be hospitalized. I have come in to work with colds, sore throats fevers, ect.
...and I'm sure every one of your co-workers loved you for that.

Thankfully my workplace is not that strict and allows people to be "grown up" enough to make that decision.
INSANE

Reading, PA

#4 Aug 21, 2008
Keep it up...keep creating gov't regulation.
Strike

Pottsville, PA

#5 Aug 21, 2008
I think its time for people in this country to go on strike and demand some sick paid days with that demand a return of unions a normal 8 hour day weekend off and more vacation time in Europe people get 6 to 8 weeks vacation for a 35 hour week its already bad enough millions of people who get sick wont go to a doctor because who is going to pay for it?the greed in this country needs to stop you think the ceos of these places get paid days of course they do on top of the salary that averages 1000 to 20000+ times more than yours plus they pocket millons more in bonuses for thinking up these rules like not paying sick days yes im ready to go on strike!

Since: Aug 08

Glendale, KY

#6 Aug 21, 2008
i would love some sick days where i work if you are sick you get a point 10 days vac 5 they tell you when you can take them and last of all no candy ,gum anytime no leaning at all

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