When did companies get the idea of not giving employees any days off for being sick?
Sure, it’s an old idea, in the 19th century before unions, God help you if you got sick or injured, you were canned, let alone being given the luxury of a paid day off. But I mean in the last few years, long after workers had gotten used to so many days of paid sick leave per year, it’s now starting to be revoked. What’s up with that?
I’m employed by a small company that is very nice in many respects, very cool about giving good deals to its employees and treating them like human beings. Only one thing about it I hate: No sick days. If you get sick, tough luck, you have to burn your vacation days. We don’t get any more vacation days than in other companies. I get sick about one day a month average. Which blows my vacation for the entire year. This BITES.
I’m not sure what thread this belongs in.
GQ: When did this start happening? Why?
GD: Companies who do this ought to give us back our sick leave instead of forcing us to work sick for their profit.
IMHO: This ever happen to you?
MPSIMS: I’m sick today but I gotta go in to work just the same!
The Pit: This bites syphilitic monkey dick!