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  •  UZ - there is a benefit to PTO (0+ / 0-)

    No one needs to know you are ill or why you aren't going to work. PTO protects your privacy, you just tell your boss you are using a PTO day.

    I can see both sides of this issue but the reality is that nearly all non-union jobs will be transitioning from vacation days and sick days (and maybe Holidays) to one lump sum of PTO days, with a use it or lose it so that days don't carry over from year to year. It definitely makes the tracking easier for the employer and removes a big deferred liability for accrued but unused vacation days.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 02:28:03 PM PST

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    •  Sure (1+ / 0-)
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      If they gave equivalent time to cover the loss of the Holiday and Sick time.

      I contract out to one of the big three auto companies, they have a Holiday schedule that totals 15 days. I can't work any of those days and my company makes me use my PTO to cover them if I want to be paid.

      My company gives me 20 days PTO, that leaves me with 5 days to cover sick time and vacation.

      All in all - it sucks, I have not had a real vacation in more than 4 years (not counting being unemployed). Currently I am in the hole for PTO due to multiple sick days ranging from 2 to 5 days at a time. This last time I was out for two days with a sinus/throat infection and my company is not covering them. So 20% of my pay is gone as well as the doctor and pharmacy bills.

      Christ, I shouldn't whine, at least I have a job.

      -6.25 -7.08 The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty. The glass is just twice as large as it needs to be. If you play Microsoft CD's backwards, you hear satanic things, but that's nothing, because if you play them forwards, they install Windows.

      by Unit Zero on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 06:09:41 AM PST

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      •  UZ - that is unfair (1+ / 0-)
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        When your client has a holiday, and you can't work from home those days, they should find some more equitable way to treat you.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 07:45:30 AM PST

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