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What is the sick leave policy like? How many sick days do you get per year?

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Salary employees accrue 35 PTO days a year (40 days after 5 years) for use for any days off, holidays, sick, vacation etc.
To add to the comment about being written up/fired for taking sick days. The first day you call out is considered an unscheduled pto day, any consecutive days taken off after are considered scheduled PTO. If you call out sick on Monday but you remain sick the entire week you only claim one day as unscheduled the rest of the week is considered scheduled. If you know midday today that you will need to take PTO tomorrow, that is considered a scheduled PTO day under most circumstances. Duke is very flexible about work/life balance and in my department family needs and school events come first and are supported. Clinical positions may differ due to patient care needs.

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Presently I work part time with no sick leave policy

Answered - Registered Nurse (Current Employee) - Durham, NC

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There is none. You have to accrue PTO and pay yourself out of it. That same PTO is for inclement weather and any reason your fault or not. If you are sick you'd need to come in and be sent home (and you wont) in order for it not to count against your 9 days. If you are due to some miracle sent home you have to either take no pay or use your PTOT.

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Sick leave? If you go over 7 unscheduled sick days in a year you get a warning, get 9 you're fired

Answered - RN (Current Employee) - Durham, NC

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There are no sick days. we have a policy which is called PTO (paid time off)

Answered - Financial Counselor (Current Employee) - Durham, NC

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