I posted a long post on Babies 9-12 months. I work part time, have a salaried position and get a PTO bank that renews July 1. PTO time counts as sick, vacation and education time. My PTO bank was depleted due to maternity leave (with the exception of having one week left b/c they missed that my bank should have increased by one week due to an anniversary). I went back to work Nov 1... time doesn't renew until July 1! I have had unnexpected time off recently due to my mom (babysitter) getting sick with the flu, the babies were sick (on 20 days of antibiotics) and then I woke up with my eye swollen shut one day this week (allergic rxn to babies' amoxicillin)!
So, I am now down to 2.5 hours of PTO until July 1. I am HOPING that there are no more illnesses, but with having two 10.5 month olds...I know it can happen. How does your employer handle these situations? The day I needed to leave early due to my back up babysitter not being able to stay the whole day (I worked 5 of 8 hours), I got "charged" 3 hours of PTO. I missed another 3 hours due to the babies having a dermatologist appt that was scheduled 6.5 months prior to the day ( I did request this time off in advance when I realized the appointment fell on a work day) and then I missed one whole day this week due to the eye swelling issue (and I did see my doc immediately, and got an rx for steroids and went back to work the next day).
My sister works in a different setting, but has SO much flexibility with these circumstances. She comes in late on snowy days, leaves early when her kids have doc appointments, conferences or even sometimes practice for sports!
I'm just wondering what is normal!