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March 9th, 2017, 01:25 AM   #451
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Do you use up your sick days as well as your vacation days?

I'm afforded a few sick days. Do most people use them in addition to using up all their vacation days, even though they don't get sick?
No. Just declaring you're sick when you're not to get time off is dishonest and some companies require a doctor's note for long absences due to sickness.
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March 9th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #452
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How do I apply math to electronics?

My co-workers say they take the three paid sick days because they do not carry over, use it or lose it. They use it to rejuvenate themselves. Should I report them to Human Resources? They said it's okay to use those days to just recharge if I'm not feeling well. The law where I live prohibits employers from asking for a doctor's note or demanding disclosure of any health conditions.
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March 10th, 2017, 01:22 AM   #453
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My co-workers say they take the three paid sick days because they do not carry over, use it or lose it.
Sick days are not holiday days, sick days are legal provisions that companies have to provide support for people who are ill. If people are treating sick days as holidays, they're playing the system.

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They use it to rejuvenate themselves.
So they're actually tired/ill/sick? It sounds like your work place is awful.

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Should I report them to Human Resources?
I wouldn't bother personally, but you might want to if you've got a clear perogative to report that kind of thing (many people don't).

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They said it's okay to use those days to just recharge if I'm not feeling well.
That's not how it should work. If you're ill, don't go to work. If you're well, go to work. If you're ill, take comfort in knowing that up to a certain number of days, you'll still receive pay from your employer.

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The law where I live prohibits employers from asking for a doctor's note or demanding disclosure of any health conditions.
Correct... they ask you for your doctor's note, then you have to go and see a doctor (if you're ill you should go and see one anyway) and get one. Companies have no business checking the medical history or details of their employees.
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March 10th, 2017, 06:43 AM   #454
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How do I apply math to electronics?

The only thing is that it seems many times workers call in sick, and I see them the next day and they do NOT look sick at all. And the company is not allowed to ask for proof or to question the validity when an employee says they are sick. They don't have to qualify their being sick. And they don't have to go to the doctor and get a note. They just have to say they're not feeling well. It seems like the term "sick" is subjective. And no manager or employer can legally question or ask for proof that you are sick. They have to take you at your word.

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March 10th, 2017, 07:27 AM   #455
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The only thing is that it seems many times workers call in sick, and I see them the next day and they do NOT look sick at all.
Sure, but not everyone who takes a single day off work due to sickness does it just to get a day off. I occasionally have days when I get a really bad stomach ache, acid reflux, migraine, etc. that only last for about 1 hour to 4 hours or so, but it's enough to make me useless at work.

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And the company is not allowed to ask for proof or to question the validity when an employee says they are sick. They don't have to qualify their being sick. And they don't have to go to the doctor and get a note. They just have to say they're not feeling well. It seems like the term "sick" is subjective. And no manager or employer can legally question or ask for proof that you are sick. They have to take you at your word.
I'm not sure where you're from but in the UK it's normal for companies to ask employees who have been ill for a while (say 1-2 weeks or so) to provide a doctor's note. It's not particularly egregious when a company, which is effectively paying you for nothing, to ask for some form of documentation to show that you're at least doing something about your own state of health.
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I live in the United States of America. The state I live in gives workers three paid, job-protected sick days each year. And the company cannot question your being sick. If you say you're sick or not feeling well, then you're sick. The employer has to take you at your word. Otherwise, they can get sued for asking their employees for proof of their health condition.

I suffer from anxiety and depression, and I'm on medication for it. I'm glad I live in a place where my employer is not privy to that information. Some days it's really hard for me to even get out of bed.

And I'm getting up in years, and my body isn't what it used to be.

So, maybe I am just lucky to be living here:
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Why wasn't I taught how to read system block diagrams in school? Why wasn't I taught how to create block diagrams in school. What is the point of flow charts? They don't seem useful because you can't possibly describe complex systems with it; it would take up too much space and it would be a mess. When I see it used, the process is so short and simple that it's pointless. You can understand it in your head, or describe it with a few sentences. So what's the point?


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March 27th, 2017, 01:13 AM   #458
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Why wasn't I taught how to read system block diagrams in school? Why wasn't I taught how to create block diagrams in school. What is the point of flow charts? They don't seem useful because you can't possibly describe complex systems with it; it would take up too much space and it would be a mess. When I see it used, the process is so short and simple that it's pointless. You can understand it in your head, or describe it with a few sentences. So what's the point?

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Haven't you got anything else to worry about other than flow charts? They're just simple diagrams for describing processes. Whatever!
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Which one is better, a rocket or a space shuttle?


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Which one is better, a rocket or a space shuttle?
depends on the payload
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