Posted by: Stormyweather
2019-04-14 19:40:47
ID: 59854
In response to a confession. I stopped reading after you mentioned being in a union. Some of the world's most entitled people.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-14 01:02:06
ID: 59842
I have PTO that I have to use for both vacation and sick time. I'm supposed get any time off pre-approved by my supervisor but if I'm sick, I just call her to let her know and I fill out my PTO slip afterwards. Our policy is that you can call in sick for one day, but after that, you need doctor's notes. Most companies do require a doctor's note, and I'm guessing that's why the OP who called in so often is getting reprimanded. If you really do have a medical issue, you should apply to get FMLA--your doctor will have to sign off on it and it's unpaid. My DH has bipolar disorder and his doctor approves him for 5 days of FMLA that he can use if he has a day where he's too manic or depressed to make it to work.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-13 12:25:48
ID: 59835
Wait, what? There are people who sleep through the whole night and don't wake up? Is that normal? OMG do I have insomnia? I haven't slept solidly through an entire night in years.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-13 10:52:10
ID: 59834
In response to a confession. If you're diagnosed with insomnia, and it's to the point that it's affecting your job performance, get a note from your doctor and inform your employer. Otherwise, they're not going to take you seriously because insomnia is common. It's like depression. Almost everyone at some point in their lives will experience it. That's just reality. I wish we lived in a world where we could just call in when we feel like hell, but it is what it is. I agree with the other poster, if someone had that many unexcused call-ins, I'd fire them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-13 03:14:21
ID: 59833
In response to a confession. I have insomnia too, and I go to work, but for people who don't have insomnia, a night without sleep is rough. I shared an office with this chick once who complained "I woke up last night!" I was woke up and didn't get back to sleep? and she said, "No, I WOKE UP!" as if this was a huge issue. Apparently she woke up, rolled over, and went back to sleep. I wake up 5-6 times every night easy and it's no big deal.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-12 22:56:01
ID: 59827
This is why so many companies require a doctor's note if you call in sick. There's sick and there's 'I didn't sleep well and don't feel like dragging my butt into work.' People have been fired for less at my job. Then again, it's a hospital, so not showing up means scrambling to find coverage so patients are cared for properly.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-12 15:50:09
ID: 59823
Client just dropped f_bombs in my ear for asking him to get me W4's for his new employees. Again. Every month this guy has new people, and every month people quit, and every damn month he doesn't get me the paperwork I need. Aaaaand today he blows up at me and yells at me -his accountant, who HE pays - for trying to make sure he's in compliance with tax law. Which is, ya know, my JOB. I cannot imagine why he has so much trouble getting people to work for him. Hmmm. I wonder.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-12 15:02:59
ID: 59822
If I called in every time I didn't sleep well, I wouldn't have a job. I would, at the very least, attempt to show up and leave early if I absolutely couldn't do it. Too many people depend on me being there. I'd fire someone for frequently calling in; not because I'm evil, but because it's company policy to give an occurrence for such things. Of course, legit illnesses are excluded.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-12 04:50:56
ID: 59820
In response to a confession. Calling out sick five times in seven months is too much? Haven't you ever gotten a bad cold, or the flu? I have sick days. They are mine, and I use them when I need to. There were times when I had none left. Right now I have 15- five left from this year and 10 that are banked from previous years. I shouldn't have to feel lucky to have this. Every worker should have paid sick days that they can use. If you have insomnia, haven't slept, and feel like shit, you should have the option of calling in sick. My union has a catastrophic leave bank. Each of us can donate a sick day to someone who needs it, so they can use those days if they run out and have to go on extended leave due to a serious illness like cancer or a heart attack. Anyone who donates a day is eligible to apply if they are in need. We take care of each other. I hate to see workers pointing the finger at other workers, and fighting like crabs in a barrel.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-12 00:51:32
ID: 59814
OP here of the called because of no sleep confession. I've been at my job for 10+ years. I've had a rough last year of medical issues and sleep problems. Other than that I've ALWAYS had good attendence. You don't know me so don't jump to conclusions.
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