Paid sick days and their uses

Paid sick days and their uses

One of my coworkers asked me this morning if paid sick days could be used when not really "sick" - her 12 year old car just bit the dust yesterday and she's had to juggle her plans quite a bit as she is a single parent with kids. She's used up most of her vacation, but has a lot of paid sick days that she was wondering if she could use if there's a day that she just couldn't come in because of the transportation issues - the buses take over 1 hr each way. (And if anyone here has any tips for commuting by bus from North Hollywood to Santa Monica in Los Angeles - she'd love to hear them) I looked in our employee manual and there aren't any guidelines for what constitutes a "sick" day. What do you think? We get 1 paid sick day per month and don't get "personal" days.
Spring has Sprung in the Mina household…

Spring has Sprung in the Mina household…

Still assasin bugs?

Still assasin bugs?

Free flowers

Free flowers

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Chinese Lantern vs Deadly Nightshade

Another plant identification

Another plant identification

Monster gourd

Monster gourd