ummmm, does a scheduled out count? because if i think about it i cant remember any time in the last couple years that ive taken off un expectedly actually i think it was about 8years ago when i threw out my back and had to go to the hospital. oh wait i take that back over the summer i fell in my yard and sprained my ankle i had to take a day off to go to the doctors. thats the only day off since my ball job 4years ago
Late a few times when I commuted from central to Norf Jersey and could not figure out the commute times...Sick a few times...but only when I really felt like death warmed over and had a high fever.... which was about a week at once.
I work for the MTA, if you are late, you lose a days pay. In 16 years never late. I do call in sick about 3/4 times a year, but am never sick when I call in. Usually it is for an event (wedding, concert, etc....) or a Met/Jet game I have tickets to. I called in Thursday to go to Van Halen, and had not called in since the 2006 NLCS.
in fact I am late almost every day. Stupid traffic. My boss has to know cause w hen I'm early or on time I stop by his office on the way in to bullshit for a few minutes, when I'm late I come in through the back door and go straight to my desk.
We get one day a month sick time and are allowed to roll them over year to year. Since we can use 1200 hours of sick time to pay down the cost of our medical insurance when we retire, I try to not use the time unless I'm really sick, like with the flu or something. The rest of the time if I'm late, I use my annual time. I get 2 days a month since I'm in the court system 18 years. Again we're allowed to roll it over year to year. Civil servants may get paid crappily but the benefits are fairly decent.
i used to be the never sick guy but then realized it doesn't get you ahead at all. so now i make sure to use all my sick days. i asked him if he would pay me for any unused sick days at the end of the year and he said no. since then i have always used them all.