Our policy is like others on this post. 4 episodes in a year, any episode over 3 days requires a Dr note, anything more you can be up for some kind of discipline (written warning, suspension, termination). Management seems to leave good nurses alone on this and only uses it as something to go after nurses that they already have a "bullseye" on there back. I am a union steward and talked with a manager about the policy. They said that 4 sick episodes a year is "industry standard". I asked, "What industry? Car sales?!!!!!" When you're around sick people all day 4 days of being sick yourself seems stricked. Then you add the stress of flipping between day/night shifts, working 12 hour shifts, being asked to double and double back.....Rediculous to me.