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Old 09-16-2020, 05:31 PM   #1
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Got to thinking about this one today.

How many of you have used sick time as an extra day to hunt? Be Honest
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:33 PM   #2
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Lol nice try boss man... gonna have to be slicker than that
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:33 PM   #3
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If you have to use it or loose it, what would you do. I'd use it.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
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Buck fever.... Valid excuse
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:50 PM   #5
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That’s one of those things you don’t talk about.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:52 PM   #6
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Iíve had the brown bottle flu a time or two.


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Old 09-16-2020, 05:53 PM   #7
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My company has the use it or lose it policy, but still I am 60 and have not one time in my life used sick time for anything other than being sick.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:54 PM   #8
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This is a "Code Red" topic !!
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:57 PM   #9
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Precise reason why many companies have moved to a PTO model as compared to having separate vacation and sick days.

I've worked at companies under both models and honestly, if a Company offers sick days, there will always be employees that use all of them each year. I prefer the PTO model. People can be more honest about wanting time off and it actually benefits employees that don't call in sick all the time.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:57 PM   #10
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Not today boss, not today.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:58 PM   #11
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I made the decision to switch from vacation/sick to total PTO to do away with petty drama from Karens that worry about other people's business. Now I just have to let folks know when their paycheck will be short because they burned all their time and didn't keep some for actual sickness.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:59 PM   #12
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Mental health days.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:00 PM   #13
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If you're sick and need to call in that’s what it’s for!
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:09 PM   #14
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I've always used mine for hunting with my bosses knowledge up until this year. Now they are requiring doctors notes stating we are good to return to work to get paid for the pto time. I guess this year i'll be using them on friday mornings.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:11 PM   #15
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I made the decision to switch from vacation/sick to total PTO to do away with petty drama from Karens that worry about other people's business. Now I just have to let folks know when their paycheck will be short because they burned all their time and didn't keep some for actual sickness.
Yes. PTO is much better for everyone.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:14 PM   #16
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I think we should have separate PTO and Sick. Sick should need a doc note after a couple days. My old company did not have sick and I came to work sick many times over the 25 years I was there.


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Old 09-16-2020, 06:15 PM   #17
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Mental Health is important, so a day here or there to charge the focus factor no issue.

But, I don't get sick leave, so maybe I'm not someone to have an opinion.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:16 PM   #18
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Sidenote...it's funny how FMLA and sick time usage has gone down since we've began working from home. Hmmm.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:18 PM   #19
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Wait... people actually use sick days when they’re sick?!

The way I look at it... they’re MY sick days that I’ve earned and I will use them how I see fit. Luckily I use vacation days for 90% of my hunting trips but when that freak cold front blows in... I might get sick.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:20 PM   #20
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I use them if i can
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:22 PM   #21
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All you have to do is say it is for a mental health day and it would not be a lie. No harm there


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Old 09-16-2020, 06:22 PM   #22
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Absofrigginlutely!
I've been so sick..I had to call in with a big nasty norther coming in during rifle season..It was so bad,I called off for Mon,AND Tuesday

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Old 09-16-2020, 06:25 PM   #23
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I take those days when I have vision problems. The days I just can't see myself going to work.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:25 PM   #24
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Life's too short, if its on I'm Going or Staying if possible ..
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:25 PM   #25
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Iím forced to work remotely, Iíve sat in the blind with my laptop using my phone as a hotspot, great way to break up a day. No need for sick time!


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Old 09-16-2020, 06:38 PM   #26
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Nothing wrong with taking a Mental health day now and again.

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Yes. PTO is much better for everyone.
Except for the people that work with that person who will come to the office with the flu just so they don’t have to use a pto day.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:24 PM   #27
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I take those days when I have vision problems. The days I just can't see myself going to work.
My buddy calls it **** glaucoma, he can’t see his arse going to work today.


a n a l is blocked???
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:39 PM   #28
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With my previous job my "PTO" time which was our sick time renewed on our anniversary date. My date was Oct 1. The company I worked for lost the contract at the plant I worked out, and I was going to be hired by the new company that got the contract that started Nov 1. My supervisor let me "call in sick" the whole second week of October. He done the same thing the next week.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:41 PM   #29
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My buddy calls it **** glaucoma, he canít see his arse going to work today.


a n a l is blocked???
Yep, sometimes the ol AG flares up when my eyes just can't see my arze going in. HeII, over 2000 hrs of it saved up in 30 years...I think I'll use one now and then. Still enjoy it so I don't get carried away with it.
On the flip side, we have some of new generation of clowns that use it as soon as they get it.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:41 PM   #30
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Why wouldn't you?
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:41 PM   #31
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Every year, as much as I can!
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:07 PM   #32
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I retire this June and I got 54 to burn.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:10 PM   #33
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Of course.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:12 PM   #34
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I had never used a day of sick time until I was 25. I had 10 days sick day per year. One day another employee explained it to me this way, and I saw the light. It’s part of your negotiated compensation package. Why would you leave compensation on the table?
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:14 PM   #35
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Shoot I rarely even use all my vacation time
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:19 PM   #36
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Sick and personal time one and the same for us. If someone calls in, the manager is not even allowed to ask why that person is not coming in. On the other hand, we get paid for un-used sick/personal time each year; plus, we get $100 bonus each week as hazard pay (for Covid risk) for coming to work at least 35 hours.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:21 PM   #37
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Thatís one of those things you donít talk about.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:26 PM   #38
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I had never used a day of sick time until I was 25. I had 10 days sick day per year. One day another employee explained it to me this way, and I saw the light. Itís part of your negotiated compensation package. Why would you leave compensation on the table?
Exactly
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:31 PM   #39
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Since I’ve never had paid sick time in the fifty plus years that I worked, I guess I never did.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:32 PM   #40
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That is why we have paid time off (PTO). You get so many days a year to use and you don't have to lie about what you are doing. You use them as sick or vacation. When they are gone, you don't get paid if you get sick.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:34 PM   #41
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I haven't intentionally, but couple times had boat/trailer issues that prevented us from leaving camp on a Sunday and once a massive storm hammered us all Sunday afternoon and into the night so that resulted in a Monday call-in. They always act weird when I say I'm stranded on an island and can't leave til tomorrow. Lol
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:44 PM   #42
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PTO here and I don't take enough as is.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:53 PM   #43
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Sick of work is sick isnít it??? I donít go to work enough to have to call in sick!
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:03 PM   #44
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Always get a kick out of my crews who call in a sick day early....doesn’t work that way and no, sick time is not earned, vacation time is.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:37 PM   #45
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Never call in sick for anything other than when I am sick, which isn’t very often at all. Feel convicted from the Holy Spirit when I even thought about saying I’m sick when I am not.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:04 PM   #46
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Always get a kick out of my crews who call in a sick day early....doesnít work that way and no, sick time is not earned, vacation time is.
Bull S H I T!!! I guess in your world people never get sick in the afternoon or evening, only feel bad in the morning. Sick time, vacation time or PTO are all part of a compensation package period. Wether itís accumulated hourly or annually itís part of an employeeís compensation.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:07 PM   #47
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I have before but don’t any more. I have 587 hours in my sick leave account I can’t do anything with...
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:09 PM   #48
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Thankfully ours are labeled as sick/personal.

I schedule mental health days.

As a salaried employee I work more than enough extra time to cover any days that I take off.

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Old 09-16-2020, 10:19 PM   #49
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So your telling me when someone tells you Friday they will be sick Monday, you wonít have a problem with that? I certainty do as an owner of a business!


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Bull S H I T!!! I guess in your world people never get sick in the afternoon or evening, only feel bad in the morning. Sick time, vacation time or PTO are all part of a compensation package period. Wether itís accumulated hourly or annually itís part of an employeeís compensation.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:28 PM   #50
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Mental health days
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