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Georgiapea
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:43:04 AM
Yes, when I worked for Horizon Air, we could do that. We also had a 'fund' and had 'fundraisers' to donate to it so that employees with severe financial occurances could be benefitted.

At Walmart we had fundraisers for employees facing financial difficulties (out of town expense with a sick child) but could not donate our vacation time.

Georgiapea
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:43:22 AM
Yes, when I worked for Horizon Air, we could do that. We also had a 'fund' and had 'fundraisers' to donate to it so that employees with severe financial occurances could be benefitted.

At Walmart we had fundraisers for employees facing financial difficulties (out of town expense with a sick child) but could not donate our vacation time.

Georgiapea
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:43:35 AM
Yes, when I worked for Horizon Air, we could do that. We also had a 'fund' and had 'fundraisers' to donate to it so that employees with severe financial occurances could be benefitted.

At Walmart we had fundraisers for employees facing financial difficulties (out of town expense with a sick child) but could not donate our vacation time.

siameseplease
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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:49:11 AM
Unfortunately, we can't. I'd love to do so, because I get a lot of leave each year after being here for 19 years.

When my husband was a firefighter, they were allowed to donate up to 3 days of leave. He donated his to a paramedic we both knew, who was fighting cancer.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:51:03 AM
When my SIL was sick a few years ago, her twin sister's fellow employees donated a TON of time for her to go take care of her sister. Her husbands employees did the same and for the duration of her illness until her death they were both able to move from VA to PA to take care of her until the end. The generosity was amazing and enabled her to care for her dying sister every day until it was over. She was able to be with her from March until the end of May and took another couple of weeks after the funeral to grieve.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:18:35 AM
No, I wish we did. It's not something I have needed but, I think it's cool when it's available to those who do. I worked for the federal government in college and they offered it.


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busypea
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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:25:31 AM
No, we don't do that. We do have short-term disability insurance, though, paid for by the company that provides 100% of wages in those kinds of situations (up to 26 weeks). LTD is also paid by the company and provides 60% (I think) of wages for longer illnesses.

We also have an employee assistance fund that employees and the company contribute to. Employees in difficult situations can apply for funds. There are strict parameters around what kinds of requests are acceptable (basically, it's not going to bail you out if you opt not to carry health coverage and then have a health crisis, things like that). It is a formal process; the fund is technically a foundation. That's another resource for employees

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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:27:50 AM
A few years back while my FIL was here on vacation, he had a massive stroke and after two weeks passed away. I took a leave from work and when I returned, a gentleman who was retiring had covered all of my leave, rather than have the company pay him out.
I was so touched.


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and hear what they listen for.

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fiddlerontheroof
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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:34:05 AM
My company does have this policy. To be honest, I'm not sure of the rules surrounding it, but I think they're pretty liberal.

I have both benefited from donations as well as given leave to others. HR doesn't send out any solicitations, but word gets around in departments. Plus, at least in my department, so many of us have so much leave saved up that we'll never use all of it. I gave a week to someone for maternity leave and I received at least 2 weeks, maybe 3, for my maternity leave. I honestly didn't need it since I had saved up, but you can't realy tell your boss "thanks but no thanks"



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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:40:04 PM
We are not allowed to donate sick time which is really too bad since most people exceed the amount of sick time (720 hours) you can have on the books after so many years so that time just "drops" off. We can however donate vacation time.

I have donated vacation time numerous times. The only time I will not donate (or won't donate as much)is when a person continually calls in sick for every ache and pain. (I am not talking about a person with a documented disease). I am talking about the worker that uses every hour they accrue as soon as they accrue it. I am talking about the person that announces they took off cause they "felt like it." The person that I have counseled on saving their days for a rainy day...nope they might not get as much time donated from me.

Here is a story...we had a worker that asked for doanted time for her cancer treatment. She received tons of time. So much time some was given back. To this day people get pissed when they see her outside smoking it up...ya, you could say we are a jugemental bunch.

justalittletike
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Posted: 2/12/2013 4:08:17 PM
We can donate only vacation time.

I just had 48 hrs donated to me for maternity leave but I was only 80 short out of my 12 weeks.


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