Lack of Paid Sick Days May Worsen Flu Pandemic

There are quite a lot of student had a flu these days. As the flu spread out, everyone knows that people needs to go to hospital and adapt treatment or stay at home and get enough rest after ill. That’s why I was shocked when I saw this article. Because workers don’t receive paid during sick days, some of them cannot afford to stay at home. That leads to a fact that some workers feel desperate and they have to go to work as normal even though they are actually and dramatically sick and that’s because of a weekly income or even worse, the risk of losing their job. Those decisions, however, sometimes are not only made by the workers, but also because of the discouragement by employers of calling in sick.

As a result of this fact, the H1N1 flu is also radically spreading!!


 This situation also affected the children of these financially squeezed workers. Some of those children are encouraged to stay at home because their parents cannot afford for not getting paid.I really feel uncomfortable with that kind of phenomenon. It’s my view that the only way to solve this problem is to change the policy. It was showed on the article that different companies have different policy about the paid of sick days and I think the best one is the policy of Wal-Mart. The employees call in sick will get no paid sick day for the first day, but they will get paid for the second and third days. This policy can prevent some employees from taking a day off without really sick and let workers who are actually sick get paid to afford for sick days.


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