Seriously though, our country sucks when it comes to time off.
it really, really does. if i can anticipate needing to take a day off unpaid after using up all my PTO, fine. but the sick time thing...i went back to work still sounding like shit and coughing everywhere two weeks ago because i was out of sick time and just could not afford to take another unanticipated unpaid day.
edit: i realize im lucky to get sick time to begin with but that's not my point
Yeah, seriously. Also, at my work you can get yelled at/penalized for not giving like a few days notice. Like wtf? Sometimes you just get sick all of a sudden. I've been on my way out the door to work then all of a sudden had to throw up in the toilet right before out of nowhere haha
that is the weirdest policy! do they not know about emergencies? but yeah i got really dizzy/nauseated at work last month out of nowhere and ended up staying at work because i couldn't afford to go home