"I Come Into Work Sick! Why Can't You?" - page 4

The quote I used for this thread is a paraphrase of something that I've heard many times at work. The people who say this are usually angry that a nurse or CNA called out sick, thereby leaving the... Read More

  1. by   banditrn
    kitta - I would suppose that it would depend on where you worked, how much time off you get.

    At the hospital where I worked before, sick leave and vacation were all dumped together and called PTO - paid time off. But there were only so many times you could call in, in a six month period - 3 or 4, I don't really remember - and if you missed more than that, you would get counceled. They could eventually fire someone for missing too much time, but I don't know if they ever did.

    But if you had to have surgery or something and were off for a specific time, that counted as one absence.