Paid Sick Leave for Everybody

  1. As an infection control strategy, it's a good idea. No one should be out in the community spreading infectious disease. But, this will be expensive. Are we willing to pay the cost?

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    full- and part-time, permanent and temporary-will be covered. And they can miss work even when they aren't sick, but have to stay home to help a domestic partner or a family member.
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  3. by   CHATSDALE
    of two minds on this
    i agree that comig to work and spreading germs// having a sick loved one at home is rough when you have to decide to stay home or lose a day

    but you will also see higher prices and people abusing the privilege and other people having to work short...[working short is the story of my life]
  4. by   indigo girl
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    of two minds on this
    i agree that comig to work and spreading germs// having a sick loved one at home is rough when you have to decide to stay home or lose a day

    but you will also see higher prices and people abusing the privilege and other people having to work short...[working short is the story of my life]
    I hear you. It's the story of all of our lives. I have to tell you though, I really, really, hate working in a place where someone, who should be home in bed, is spewing germs everywhere. You know the ones. You take report from them. They hand you the keys. They are coughing, blowing their nose. You have to touch the same surfaces (phone, keys, paperwork). At this point, I am out of patience with them. I can understand, if this came on you suddenly, as it does happen, but if you came in to work like this, I want to put you out of your misery...

    I would rather work short than work with a sick colleague. Give us a break, and stay home if you are getting sick. You are contagious to all of us including the patients.

    At some point, this becomes a public health issue. Yes, it will be costly.
    Sometimes, you have to pay the piper. People will abuse the system.
    If panflu hits us, this will save lives. That is the bottom line.

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