Yes, I would.
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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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.
Mom to Elizabeth (6) and Corinne (4)
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?
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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I get 'grievance' days, so I'd use those for a funeral or death.
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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