Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

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

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No actual “sick days.” You have PTO that constantly accrues. You can cash it out at end of year (but must leave yourself a minimum of 80 hours of PTO) or carry it over into the new year.
Now if you call out due to being sick, you’ll just have to use your PTO but it will be considered “unplanned.” You are allowed 5 unplanned occurrences per a 365 day period. Anything more than that in a years time frame, you may receive a write up. Now 5 occurrences does not mean only 5 days. 1 occurrence can be up to 3 straight days of calling off.

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There are not "sick days", only PTO. If you call out or leave early due to illness or family emergency- it is considered "Unplanned PTO". You are only allowed 3 Unplanned PTO days per year, after that you are subject to a write-up. While it is understandable to keep a limit -otherwise some people with take advantage- it is not reasonable to expect people to not get sick or their children to not get sick more than 3 days per year. One person getting a bad cold can put them in bed for 2 days. You cant come to work sick when you are working with cancer patients because they are immuno-compromised. So you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. :(

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18 days/yr for 1st 5 yrs. Begins to accrue upon hire, but must wait 6 mos before taking PTO.

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PTO is earned each pay period (starting day1) and used for vacation/sick. Number of hours increases with years working at FCS.

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5 per year
Penalized for using them

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