This would be way too easy to abuse. Why should someone else be required to pay you when you or your kids are sick? That is theft! The money doesn't grow on trees, or come out of some bottomless pot of gold. It comes out of the pockets of those that find a way to go to work every day. In my 30 year career I only took 12 sick days. I used vacation days when I was too sick to work, or if I was contagious. I know others that would take off 2-3 days per month when they weren't even sick.