We have no sick days to speak of, but we get more vacation time than I've ever gotten anywhere else (2 weeks instead of one). Not long after I started this job I broke a tooth (had cavity, got no dental care during unemployment). I HAD to call in and ended up having oral surgery that day. HR was very understanding and I was not penalized for it. If we miss part of a day we have to make it up or use vacation time, but no one said anything about it. I was lucky.
There are people in the office right now, though, who have had the stomach flu (it's going around) and are not really well enough to be here. They look like Death on a cracker. They should be at home. I don't want to get sick because of them. They are playing martyr. I would smack them, but I don't want to touch them!