If an employee's child is sick and no support person/group is available, the employee might call in sick
rather than taking a vacation day.
A judge issued a restraining order last Wednesday barring union leaders from encouraging deputies to call in sick.
Sanctions against deputies who call in sick but cannot prove they are sick may be imposed upon their return to work, officials said.
They simply accept the fact that they will always have certain employees who consistently call in sick on Mondays or Fridays so they can have an extended weekend.
They should emphasize the fact that unscheduled absences cause safety hazards to the public and to the officers' colleagues, who must fill in when individuals call in sick.
Most people feel too guilty to call in sick
,'' says Ann Marie Sabath, a Cincinnati-based business etiquette consultant and author of ``Business Etiquette in Brief.
Assistant County Counsel Donovan Main said deputies who don't have a legitimate reason to call in sick
can be suspended without pay, be reprimanded or face ``step reductions'' that could influence bonuses.