Here are a few examples:
I’ve got the ﬂu right now. I missed work on Friday and my boss made it very clear that this put me on shaky ground. I’ve had a fever of around 102 for days now, and I’m missing work today as well. I fully expect to be ﬁred as a result of this.
Paid sick days would make a huge difference – but also simply not getting ﬁred because I *do* get sick would be great. Not like I decided to get sick on purpose –
what exactly am I supposed to do about this?
Intolerance for health problems in the work place is absurd. I’m glad there’s a handful of people that never seem to get sick - but the rest of us do, and this shouldn’t be grounds for dismissal. - Akire
It is not fair to work without sick days. I got sick badly with a doctors note for a week and did not get paid. I was backed up on bills. - Carmen
I am a mother with two sickly children and my last employer didn’t have paid sick leave, so now I am home taking care of my children and having the system take care of us. - Thelma
Please read the stories and let others know about the need for paid sick days.