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Sick hours catch-22

Discussion in 'Leadership' started by SilentCrow, Jul 16, 2017 at 9:04 PM.

  1. SilentCrow

    SilentCrow GSTL

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone else was just as perplexed as me when it comes to sick time. So apparently in order to use your sick time you must call out, yet as a TL or above you're encouraged not to call out due to it throwing the store out of wack if you do so.

    If they don't want you to call out, but that's the only way to use your sick hours it's a catch-22. I've thought about this briefly before but now I'm thinking about it even more. Reason why is I don't call out, but recently I happened to pay attention to how much sick hours I have...well over 50 hours!

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. Yetive

    Yetive Servant of 2 Masters

    If you are sick, call in.
     
  3. Bosch

    Bosch Well-Known Member

    If it is just wanting to use the time, call out when you know its slow time for you and your crew. Or the days you know you have your people there that can at least keep the wheels on the truck while you are gone for the day.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    SilentCrow

    SilentCrow GSTL

    Yeah really seems you have to strategically call out.
     
  5. Target NPC

    Target NPC Hecking stAp!

    It's good for when you get something like the flu, which can knock you out for a week if it's really bad. Or say, if you sprain an ankle or something. Minor stuff that you wouldn't go on leave for, yet can take you out for more than a day or two. Regardless, I feel the same frustration, because I wish I could get more use of it as well.

    Having so many sick hours...and then getting sick on your day off, is the worst thing ever to happen. Lol.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    SilentCrow

    SilentCrow GSTL

    Lmfao
     
  7. Kaitii

    Kaitii You're gushing all kinds of fluids again

    literally have 80 sick hours and i cry every day knowing im never gonna use them
     
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  8. SFSFun

    SFSFun Ship from Store: Don't call it Ship To Store!!

    I don't call out much because I have zero sick hours...
     
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  9. Countrychic

    Countrychic Member

    Where is it stated that you can only use sick hours for actually being sick? In my store no one actually follows this if it's policy. Our sick hours are for us to use just like anything else. Only got scheduled 32hrs this week, use 8 hrs of sick time. We use them just like personal holiday and vacation. Now unless you don't have much time banked and would honestly need that for when you truly are sick! I accrue vacation etc pretty quick so I always have time banked for emergencies.

    I must be one of those states that allows this?
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM
  10. Target NPC

    Target NPC Hecking stAp!

    "If it says online only, does that mean it's only online?"
     
  11. Target NPC

    Target NPC Hecking stAp!

    Go in for a dental cleaning, but say you had a root canal and take a week off.
     
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  12. DeadEnd

    DeadEnd Target's slave

    Root canal? I went to dentist twice for root canal after work and went back to work next day.

    Also I remember I went to work same night my tooth pulled out and good thing it wasn't truck night either.
     
  13. Target NPC

    Target NPC Hecking stAp!

    Kay, then lie and say it's infected. Say you got your wisdom teeth pulled. Shit, I assumed people would be smart enough to come up with their own excuses.
     
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  14. DeadEnd

    DeadEnd Target's slave

    It was happened 10+ years ago. If I would do it again I'll call out instead. Target aren't FFF anymore.
     
  15. HRZone

    HRZone Well-Known Member

    Its not a state thing (if you can use it or not) it depends on your store. Some follow the rules to a T and only let you use sick time for call outs and some are lenient. Be thankful yours let's you use it for whatever
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017 at 12:59 AM
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  16. tgtguy

    tgtguy Well-Known Member

    I dont know if its a state thing or what.We don't get sick hours. We get personal , vacation and the 4 well being hours and the start of the year.
     
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  17. OP
    OP
    SilentCrow

    SilentCrow GSTL

    My store only allows it to be used for call outs. I have enough time to get paid for like a month, but you have to call out to use sick hours here. Good for you that your store allows you to use them for whatever.
     
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  18. SrTLall

    SrTLall Well-Known Member

    Same here. I wonder if the states that don't get personal hours get sick hours, of if they get both. I never really understood the difference between personal and time off, I use them the same. As for sick hours, specifically, I think it's a joke that healthy people lose out entirely on a benefit unless they want to lie and say they are sick. IMO, if you don't use your sick hours, they should be paid out to you at the end of the year, a perk for being reliable.
     
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  19. HRZone

    HRZone Well-Known Member

    You get both
     
  20. OP
    OP
    SilentCrow

    SilentCrow GSTL

    I wish it was paid out at the end of the year too. It's a strange position to be in.

    My store even act funny with taking vacation.