Fluff - Sick Time (personal)

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Fluff - Sick Time (personal)

I am curious of your responses for those of you that have a full time job.

Would you use sick time to go to a funeral? (Not personal time, but sick time)

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Yes, I would.

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I would use whatever time I had...sick, personal, vacation. Honestly it doesn't matter how it gets categorized, it all comes out the same.

I used to use sick days when I had to stay home because my nanny was sick. SOMEBODY was sick.

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Yes, most employers allow it. Some even give extra days if it was a close family member.

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Thanks for the replies. DH is out of personal time (only 3 days a year) and thinks it is wrong to use sick time for anything other than being sick. I think it is fine. In the end it worked out that he will take comp time. (Friend of the family)

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We do get bereavement time separate from my sick, personal and vacation time but if I didn't I would use sick time if I was out of personal or vacation.

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"Jessica80" wrote:

We do get bereavement time separate from my sick, personal and vacation time but if I didn't I would use sick time if I was out of personal or vacation.

DH gets bereavement time, but only if it is a close relative like a parent or sibling. This is someone that we would like to go to the funeral, but he is not related.

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We get bereavement if it is a close family member. Otherwise, our company does not differentiate between personal time and sick time. The only differentiator is personal/sick time (you can use it for either) and vacation time, which has to be planned more in advance. I think my company's policy makes perfect sense - honestly if you have PTO, why does the company care if you are sick or not?

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I get 'grievance' days, so I'd use those for a funeral or death.

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Mine is the same as Alissa's. And yes, I would absolutely use "sick leave" to attend a friend's funeral if there wasn't something else to use. I'm glad it worked out that he can use comp time, that's better than sick leave. Save that for some nasty cold.

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We get bereavement days for close family, but for anyone else I would either use my accrued time off or recreation leave, but I also have a lot of rec leave so work would not allow me to use sick in lieu of it

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At my old job we had 5 paid days for close family, 3 days for extended family and up to 1/2 day for others.

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I would. I think its all the same in the end. My new company doesn't even put anything into categories. Its all PTO time whether its a sick day, vacation or personal time off.