sick day


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sick day

n.
A paid day off allowed an employee because of sickness.
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Banking your sick days is selfish, though understandable.
The bills would guarantee many workers the right to earn up to seven job-protected sick days every year.
respondents were reluctant to call in sick when experiencing a cold or flu, at Vicks we understand that sometimes you just can't take a sick day," says Dave Tomasi, the brand's North American marketing director.
Earned sick days also protect workers from being disciplined or fired when they are too sick to work, help families and communities economically by preventing income loss due to illness, and offer savings to employers by reducing turnover and minimizing absenteeism.
In the health sector - this is what really drives me nuts - and the public sector - they have nine automatic sick days and you must take them as sick days.
Last time, the Union asked for a $125 increase a week each year and "more of everything," including holidays, sick days, etc.
Access to Earned Sick Days by Sex and Racial/Ethnic Group
One in three (31%) Americans said they wouldn't get paid for taking off on a sick day, and one in 10 (11%) said they would likely fall behind on their bills by taking a sick day.
A 2004 health survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that workers with access to paid sick days take 3.
Over the past five years the force spent pounds 40,000 on gift vouchers to reward workers for their 'good attendance' when they fell below a sick day threshold.