Management has changed the occurance policy for calling out sick. Basic change EACH DAY YOU MISS WILL COUNT AS 1 OCCURANCE. If you are sick for 4 days you get 4 OCCURANCES. The new policy was just posted on the company website under the CP page.
To clarify, you don't get a letter about your occurrences until the 10th one...so you basically got 10 days of sick time before you get a letter about it.
On the 13th, you get a counseling session and verbal warning in your file.
Ah, yes. The Many must suffer for the sins of the Few.
Sick time is negotiated. Period.
If the company has a problem paying it out then they need to negotiate awarded sick time in the next contract talks.
Yea well its a royal pain in the ass. The company pays the contractor. They work for Piedmont, not the employee. They will give you so much crap and headache about your FMLA forms, which are not "approved" until a couple week after you send them in, so you have no idea if they will deny it for some stupid technicality.Guys...
Any time you go to the doctor and you have any illness or injury that requires you to be out of work for 3 days or requires follow up care- That is FMLA! and the stupid occurrence policy cannot TOUCH you.
Go to the doc, pay your $10.00 and don't sweat it.