KGW TV has a report (video) about the abuse of sick leave in government employment. The report found that several employees had between 35 and 60 sick days a year. The report selected only employees who called in 1-2 days at a time and still managed to rack up major amounts of time. It is frustrating to see people take advantage of a system designed give people a necessary benefit in a way that will make employers less likely to provide such benefits in the future.
by Joshua Brauer on December 8, 2005