News: New York City lawmakers have approved paid sick time for workers, joining a handful of other cities and the state of Connecticut. Supporters of the measure say workers will no longer be forced to choose between health and financial security. Opponents say it will hurt small business, and cause abuse of the system.
Comment: Of course the system will be abused! If you know you’re getting mandatory paid sick time, why wouldn’t you call off work every time you feel a little scratch in your throat?!
I work with a hypochondriac. I guess I’ll never see him again after this. He’ll just be sitting at home “sick,” raking in the moolah while I work my ass off!
No one likes ill co-workers, I’ll give you that. But this is like throwing money straight out the window. There are no parameters on what constitutes being sick, no required doctor’s notes… nothing.
What’s next? Letting kids ditch school whenever they feel like it, because they don’t like to sit for that long?! Ridiculous!
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