I agree with the thinker. John Russo and Sherry Linkon are trying to defend the sick leave system as win/win. It isn't. It was never meant to be deferred compensation. It was supposed to be a way for people to accumulate unused sick leave for future use if they had serious health situations. Also, they point out that people receive only a small percentage of their accumulated time. What they fail to point out is that it is paid at their current pay rate, which in most cases is much much higher than the rate at which they earned this time.And, like the thinker points out, they seem to be saying that people should be rewarded for not abusing the system. We shouldn't need a reward for doing what is right. Instead, why not deal with the people that abuse the system?
March 3, 2011 at 9:59 a.m.