You are still penalized even if you bring a doctor's excuse. Don't get sick.
The amount you accrue is based on your length of service, but you max out at 280 hours. If you mad out you must use some before you begin to accrue again.
The company has been restructuring the past few years, re-branding, and making many changes within each department. Many are becoming more lean and process focused.
Submit an application online
Receive a call for interview (if management wants to interview you)
Phone interview with HR before (weed out candidates)
In person interview with department management
Follow up interview if needed
Job offer with drug screen
Record it if possible and make sure you cover every single detail. The fine print always gets you.