Full timers-how many sick days do you use per year? - page 2

On average? I have never been full time -only casual and PT and I don't think I have ever been ill. BUT I am curious with working full time, if people are ill more? I would imagine so.... Read More

  1. by   Mimi2RN
    Last year, zero. This year, two.

    If we use three or less, they cash out up to three days of unused sick time at the end of the financial year. We can also take it as vacation time and if I had signed up to do it that way, I would have been happier. I have changed my choice for this year!
  2. by   Midwest4me
    I maybe average 3-5 days a year for myself but have taken more to be off with my husband for his various illnesses. I still maintain close to 200 hours of sick time. Our union contract prevents management from doing anything to you unless you're in "lost time"(i.e., no sick time on the books available). Those in lost time avoid discipline by using FMLA.
  3. by   deleern
    I work 80 hours plus a pay period, 8 hour shifts. sick 3 days in the last 6 years I have to take a week off just about every month because I have so much. pto built. wonderful problem to have.
  4. by   rn4babies63
    None in 13 years.
  5. by   nkochrn
    In the last 4 years I've called in sick once. Didn't get to use a sick day b/c we have to use a week of pto time first . The only time I've used my sick days was for maternity leave.
  6. by   Nemhain
    Geez... the average sick days taken on my unit per year is 7 and I've used 4 so far.
  7. by   LHH1996
    last time i called off was for a horrible toothache in January 2008..i actually went to work that day , but left because i couldn't take it anymore..the DON counted it as a call off...
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    wow! you guys are awesome!

    i'm not doing so well. i had shingles in november, took 3 days off because i was sick and another two because employee health wouldn't clear me to go back to work.

    in january, my father died and i flew back to the midwest for three weeks to deal with my father's death and the fact that he was taking care of mom who has alzheimer's and now someone else (that would be me) needed to take care of her until we could get her into assisted living.

    in april, the ibs kicked up and in may i had an allergic reaction to something and had to take a day off because my hands and feet were swollen and itching. (i was so miserable i took vistaril for the itching and then slept 20 hours a day for three days.) and tomorrow morning i'm having some biopsies under general. if all goes well and the biopsies are ok, hopefully i'll be back to work in thursday. if not . . . .

    wish me luck!
  9. by   madwife2002
    I took 5 days between october 2008 and February 2009, 2 episodes were for deaths. I have FMLA in place but only use when I am actually ill with what the FMLA is for.
  10. by   DeepFriedRN
    Last year had i think 2 or 3 total. This year, however, not doing so good. Up to this point, I've had I think 6, just because my household has had every stinkin' illness known to man this year. Strep, bronchitis, colds... Just been a bad year!
  11. by   HippyGreenPeaceChick
    Maybe 1 or 2 actual sick days. And maybe 2 or 3 days for less than sick, like maybe beautiful weather, Going to the beach, the mountains or whatever is a lot of fun.
  12. by   classicdame
    Been nursing almost 20 years without taking any sick days, thank the Lord. But I am ALWAYS short on PTO as my kids are out of state and I have to get that grandkid fix once in a while.
  13. by   patwil73
    3 years this July (at this job) and have used 1 day. However, I cashed out 15 hours last year for an end of the year bonus to myself, and this year will be using almost 66 hours (cashed out). I can transfer sick time to vacation and then donate it to someone - so since my wife is expecting and she doesn't have as much sick time to use I can give her 46 hours at my pay which will equal 128 at hers (or roughly 4 weeks). This will give her almost 2 months of maternity leave (when combined with what she has) and we won't have to worry about a decreased pay check during that time.

    Saving your sick time can sometimes be really cool for these reasons - but if you are sick you should use it.