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.