Story Bank

Cynthia’s Story

I wound up going on bed rest and using up all of my saved up vacation and sick leave before I even went on maternity leave…I wound up going 7 more months without income than I had planned on.

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Jennifer’s Story

…we figured out that if I didn’t get paid maternity leave we would not be able to afford to live in New York…

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Joseph’s Story

I sprained my ankle…I was limping around like Quasimodo across the dining room…

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Cinthya’s Story

[My son] had a seizure…I called my boss…He told me that he did not need me any longer.

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Mauricio’s Story

The boss started to make a lot of excuses to me…like if I take the days he’s going to fire me.

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Terri’s Story

…this has been a very good investment, one of many that you make in a business…it does show our employees that we respect them and we treat them actually like their family.

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Paul’s Story

…to me it seems like a fundamental right of everyone in a civilized society. If you are sick you need to get better.

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Jim’s Story

The fact that my employer affords me paid sick days is one of the main reasons that I still continue to work here.

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Tina’s Story

[My son and I] were at home for three days and it was three days of pay that I lost…

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Stili’s Story

.. [sick] children need to be home. They need to go to a doctor. They need medication. They need their parents freed up to be able to do this.

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