My name is Adam, I work as a cook in Denver, Colorado, at a cafe. It's a coffee shop with a full kitchen, full menu. I don't receive paid sick days, which is unfortunate for times like last week.
This policy helps to ensure that when they are working, they are well and they're healthy, they're able to handle all our customer requests, and the're able to present themselves and my business in the best possible light while providing great customer service.
Hi, my name is Devon, I live in Denver, Colorado. I am a social worker and I work as a service provider at a company that works with low-income families, and I do not receive adequate paid sick days where I work.
Good day, my name is Brian Freeman, I live in Denver, Colorado, and I am the owner and president of an organic produce distribution company. I believe in paid sick days for my employees. As an employer, I quickly realized that our employees have very different needs outside of the workplace.
Hi, my name is Paul, and I live in Denver, Colorado, where I own a record store. Paid sick leave is part of my business philosophy. It's hard to imagine a more natural or productive practice than offering your employees sick leave.
I contracted pink eye (conjunctivitis) overnight, which is highly contagious. I called everyone to try to switch my shift, but there was nobody who could cover for me that day. I called my manager and she told me there was nothing she could do, that I had to come in to work.
I've been in the restaurant industry for about 9 years. I never really thought about paid sick days, or the need of it until I came to DC about 3 years ago. I found a job at a restaurant, and about a month into working there I got sick.
I still had to go to work even though I sick, and had it not been for my co-workers who begged our employer to let me go home so they wouldn’t get sick, I would have kept working.
I’ve been working at a bar for a year and a half. As an hourly employee, I am entitled to paid sick days, but I had no idea until Restaurant Opportunities Center United told me about it.
I was forced to work and finish my shift even though I couldn’t even walk. I couldn’t work the next day, and I had to go to the hospital. This kind of thing happens all the time and having paid sick days would definitely help.