JM -- Family leave is written in a way where it covers "FAMILY MEMBERS" and not you. I work for the Federal Government and the rules are extended to you as an employee too, but I do not get paid disability and had to rely on saved sick and vacation time which is already gone, so I have no income.For you to blame the "Republicons" for a law written by "Idiotdems" is a bit of a stretch don't ya think?
In late September, I was hospitalized for a blood clot in my leg. My doctor told me 3 months off. I got Family Leave for the condition. In January it was extended more 3 months. New year, new Family Leave request. Mid March, and I'm looking to get back to work, a Doppler Scan was done and the clot is still present, so I'm off another 3 months. At this point, if they still hold my job, I would be grateful.For those thinking of how "lucky" I am, in the US, 2 million people are diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, and 300,000 die from it. The time off is to allow for rest while the clot is thinned out. There is no surgical option. I asked. Bottom line, between me living or losing my job, I would rather stay alive.
How do we dare to get sick and try to get sick leave benefits??? Don't we know that is a big offense for the republicons judges to agree with us, worthless working bees? Let us just go to work and die while we are at it and stop whining and complaining. The boss is always right and if we disagree with that, just simply quit our job and starve. The judges don't have time to hear about workers rights, they are just too busy taking their naps.
Coughing, sneezing, barfing? Haul yourself into work and give the boss a big 'ole wet kiss!
In response to some comments regarding sick days, vacation, etc. Some states, and I live in one, are VERY employer friendly. I have been told, during two seperate conversations with the labor board in this state, that private sector empoyers here are not required to give sick days, or vacation days for that matter. Salaried employees can be requirted to take vacation days if there is a loss of work for whatever reason if they want a full paycheck. However, as a salaried employee, the company can call the shots regarding the hours I am required to work and overtime never hits the table.
I've read all the coments and I myself have FMLA . I have a few words to say about it. There is alot of abuse in this program,there is alot of people that have FMLA that take days off just because they can, THIS IS WRONG these are the people that you need to weed out ,just like the welfare people that can clam it, but dont need it. They need to do a little more resherch of why this person is on FMLA. As I said Im am on FMLA because I have CHRONES DISEASE. My problem with this whole thing is that big BIG BUSINESS AND THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY are in together to not pay out to the little pepole that deserve it .I have to return to work because I have not got sick pay and have exhausted all my resourses. I want to work, but have to go through all the bs to do so.
I wonder how many "paid" sick days the Supreme Idiots get? Wanna bet a lot more than most other working people.
Guess we lose again. GOD BLESS AMERICA ( the way it was )........
HEY WHAT ELSE IS THE SUPREME COURT GOOD FOR. THESE DAYS IT IS ALL ABOUT UNDERMINING THE PRINCIPALS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS. IT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PRESIDENTS GET TO NOMINATE THE JUDGES TO A LIFETIME SEAT ON THE BENCH. UNTIL THEY DIE OR RESIGN, THEY WILL DICTATE HOW, WHEN, AND WHY AMERICANS SHOULD ACT. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO AMEND THE PERMANENT SEATING OF THE SUPREME COURT TO A ROTATIONAL 9 YEAR CHANGE OUT. THE IDEA OF A PERMANANT SEAT WAS DERIVED WHEN THE CONSTITUTION WAS WRITTEN AND WHEN THE UNITED STATES WAS CREATED. THE AVERAGE AGE OF MOST AT THE TIME OF THE REVELOUTION WAS AROUND 45 TO 50 YEARS. NOW MOST PEOPLE LIVE TO AVERAGE AGE OF 75 TO 80. THERE IS NO NEW THINKING OR CREATIVITY WHEN A JUDGE GETS A RIDE FOR 30 OR 40 YEARS AND NO ONE CAN FIRE HIM/HER. WE NEED CHANGE TO THIS.
28Worked 45 years, earned 4 hrs S/L each two week pay period. Retired with 3128 outstanding hours S/L on the books. No pay for that which was right as it was there if/when I needed it, that's what counted. However, the 3128 hrs were added in time towards my high 3-yr earnings upon which my retirement was paid. Some people belive S/L is a bonus to be used as desired. Shame on them!
And this person was not. He had diabetes and hypertension and needed sick leave. I really don't understand employers that get ticked off when a person needs leave on an occasional basis. Having sick people at work gets other employees sick, ruins productivity, and can just make a sick person sicker. It's a very bad business policy.
Hypertension and diabetes are not communicable diseases!