On the subject of FMLA: I had to use two weeks of it several years ago to be with my Mom, who was dying. I’m pretty sure that’s the kind of thing it was meant to be used for. My (ex) friend, however, used it one or two days at a time, then a week at a time, then a month at a time for almost two years. She’s a hypochondriac so had what she swore were legit reasons. She was seeing doctors three times a week because she kept her insurance. In reality she was playing the disability game. When her employer finally told her to shit or get off the pot she got a lawyer (who she had contacted a year earlier) and got on disability. She’s currently living in another state collecting disability and welfare money because she’s her dad’s caregiver. She’s working the system on that, too.