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  • Travel day for surgery - sick time or vacation time. Nevada

    I might be over-thinking this....so I wanted your opinions before going to HR. I'm not expecting anyone to use their crystal ball and interpret my company's policies, just wondering what is reasonable and/or customary.

    I will be having surgery out of state next month. In addition to taking a week off to recover, I'll need a day prior to the surgery for travel.

    Is it unreasonable to request a sick day for traveling, or should I just ask for vacation time?
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    It's part of "sick", IMHO. I'd ask for it as sick time.

    Good luck.
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    • #3
      I don't think it's unreasonable. You could ask nicely if they might allow you to use a sick day for travel instead of a vacation day. You can check back for other opinions. (as you said, we don't know co. policy)

      Does FMLA apply?
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      • #4
        Thank you both for your replies and well-wishes! I appreciate your opinions.

        I used up my FMLA for bedrust/birth of my son in July, so that won't apply.
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        • #5
          This is going to be an entirely employer-policy issue; the law doesn't take a position.

          I don't think it's an unreasonable request, but if the employer says no, the law is not going to force them to agree.
          The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cbg View Post
            This is going to be an entirely employer-policy issue; the law doesn't take a position.
            Darn and I thought I was doing so well by starting with a disclaimer! Naw, I didn't expect there to be a law one way or another. I just didn't want to request a sick day for travel if it were unreasonable.

            Suffice to say, I fully and affectionately trust that the regular posters would let me know if I were being unreasonable!
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            • #7
              I read your disclaimer, but since it related to interpretation of your company's policies, I thought it wouldn't do any harm to point out that the policies, whatever they may be, will be the ruling force.
              The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cbg View Post
                I read your disclaimer, but since it related to interpretation of your company's policies, I thought it wouldn't do any harm to point out that the policies, whatever they may be, will be the ruling force.
                Got it. Again, thank you for your time. Very much appreciated.
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                • #9
                  You're welcome from all of us.
                  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

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