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View Diary: Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation poll: Majority support for paid sick leave (23 comments)

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  •  Paid sick leave? (0+ / 0-)

    I'd be happy if it were even considered acceptable in all jobs to take unpaid sick leave.  I've worked some places where it was highly frowned upon or considered more-or-less the same as simply failing to show up for work.  Where happening to get sick-- even just a short-term illness-- especially at an inopportune time, such as shortly after starting a new job-- is considered a potentially deal-breaking offense.

    So requiring a certain number of days of paid sick leave is a wonderful thing.  But we also need to find a way to penalize workplaces for the subtle ways they will find to pressure employees not to take them.  That pressure will only increase if they have to pay people for the days off.

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