(Closed) How does your work handle your doctor's appts, vet appts, etc?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m very lucky with the job I have now. I have flexible hours. I can at anytime during the day if I wanted as long as I’m here during the core hours (8:30-4). This is nice as it means I can take long lunches, leave early sometimes with a 3pm lunch, go out for doctors appointments and just work a bit later, etc.

 

My last job was actually AT a doctors office and they had no leniency. If you had an appointment, you had to take off that half of a day to leave and if someone else in your department was already out at that time, tough for you, reschedule.

 

Post # 48
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1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I work four ten hour days a week, so I always have one day off for any appointments that need to be done on a weekday.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My job is open 7 days a week, 8 AM-10 PM. If I have an appointment, I have to request the time off and they’ll schedule me for a a different shift.

Post # 50
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If I don’t show up I just don’t get paid. No overtime, sick time, paid time off, flex time, banked hours, nadaaaa

Post # 51
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Bumble bee

I work in the head office of a big retail company and am on salary. I get docked (or need to make it up) when I need to miss time for apointments. Also, I only have 2 sick days a year and everything else is at my expense. Like other bees said, large companies often have stricter policies because you can’t be lenient with so many people or it leads to chaos! At times I wish it weren’t the case but there are other advantages to working for a big company (finishing at 5pm, paid overtime, etc.) that are so so so rare in my industry.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Sunflower–girl:  this makes the most sense to me. It’s kind of crazy to hear that jobs (non-salaried) will just pay you for a couple of hours even though you’re not there working. That’s not very efficient to me, I wouldn’t allow it as a business owner or really want it as an employee. I’d rather just have sick time to use if I have an appt. I think too many people would take advantage of “Oh I have a drs appt I’ll be gone for 2 hours” and just get paid to do nothing.

I’m part time where I am now and I’ve had one drs appt that was very last minute & I just came in later & stayed later. To me, that’s nice. The new job I’m about to start (still part time) accrues sick time but only 1.5 hours every pay period. That’s not bad to me though, about a week a year. Compared to what I’m getting now, it’s gold! lol!

Post # 53
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Erm, generally most places don’t pay you if you’re gone for an appointment, unless you’re salaried. You either have to take it unpaid or use your PTO.

 

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Mine’s been very lenient- they know that I have Fibromyalgia and possibly Multiple Sclerosis, so they’ve been very accomodating and know I have a lot of doctor’s appointments.  I only work p/t hours, so I knew going into the job that I would never get paid for my appointment days, but I can get any day that I need to see my doctors and specialists, no questions asked. 

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I work for a huge company and have plenty of time off – 15 sick days,  10 vacation days,  several personal days, etc. If I need time off I just request it. I left an hour early on Friday so took an hour PT. 

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I work for a huge company and have plenty of time off – 15 sick days,  10 vacation days,  several personal days, etc. If I need time off I just request it. I left an hour early on Friday so took an hour PT. 

Post # 57
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Sugar bee

I used to work for a very small company with three employees and the owner. He was absolutely terrible and believed that you live to work and not work to live. We accrued .5 days of sick days a month which did not roll over so in January, we started out with zero again. We had to prove that we went to the doctor to use our sick leave. We also had to make up time later if we had an appointment or take it as unpaid even when salaried. Also, he “gifted” us five days of vacation AFTER working there a year which we had to basically beg to use. Yeah, I hate that guy…

I now work for the state. My sick leave from teaching rolled over so I can use that whenever I have an appointment. It is soooooo easy to use and they are super relaxed about it. It is so worth the pay cut I took.

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