So at work people will often take time off to take care of their sick child. As we don't really have a sick day policy this basically means that they can take the day off at no cost to them. I find this to be completely unfair. Don't get me wrong, I feel bad for them and it sucks to have to take care of a sick child but it is simply unfair to the rest of us non-children-having employees.
Can I please have time off because I'm single? Can't I just take time off work because I'm hung over and tired from going out to the clubs and drinking all night? Look, we all have things that take our attention away from work. I have a video game right now I would rather be taking care of than to be sitting in the office.
Its just strange how when hiring you are not allowed to take anything, marital status and having children being one of them, into consideration other than work related information. However, as soon as the person is hired, considerations are made for those who do.
Yes I know, I could "fake" sick and take some time off but it just wouldn't be as understood if I were to send an e-mail saying "I have to take care of my sick child". I know for a fact that a lot of people don't necessarily believe it when someone takes a sick day off (especially on a Monday or Friday) but don't really think twice about it when it comes to sick children.