Stiflers Mom (14-07-2012)
3??? We get 8!
as an employer it is a catch 22 as we are a small business and yes my staff are rarely sick but their kids always are so their sick days are then up for their kids ( as well as their 10 days parental leave)
It does cost us money when they are off , there are only 6 in the office, but we have to suck it up and realize its part of the risk/commitment we have as a small business
Last edited by Elijahs Mum; 14-07-2012 at 20:36.
I went from permanent to casual in '09 when dd started Prep, but I was sure it stayed the same. Workmates still say 3 :/
Without reading the rest of the thread, what about casuals, if they dont work they dont get paid. And they still have to pay for the daycare they arent using when their child is really sick and cant be sent. They need to be able to make a living too... There is no one blanket solution of just not sending every child who has a sniffle. Its unfortunate but it is what it is.
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