“I can’t use more than 3 ‘unscheduled absences’ in 6 months, or it’s a disciplinary ding. I used up my unscheduled days on sick kids, so when I got sick, I had to wear a mask and come in anyway. I ended up doing chest compressions on my patient while I had a fever.” Andrea, RN.
“We get sick time but can’t use it till all our vacation time is gone, so people come to work sick. Even if we have a note from the doctor, we still get dinged for it. So many occurrences result in disciplinary action.” Tina, Physical Therapist Assistant.
When people talk about problems with sick time, they often refer to retail and restaurant workers who regularly work part-time at low salaries and have limited to no paid time off. But, Andrea and Tina are licensed, educated professionals, and they have terrible sick policies. Imagine punishing someone who was sick and had a doctor’s note!
Imagine you or your loved one is crashing, and the RN, standing directly over your face is running a fever. Yes, she’s wearing a mask, and yes, she washed her hands, but wouldn’t you feel better if she weren’t sick?
To keep reading, click here: Your Sick Policy Can Make the Corona Outbreak Worse. Here’s What It Should Look Like