Q: My new job doesn’t grant any sick time. What am I supposed to do, just come in to work sick?
A: As a relative put it so eloquently, “Are you expecting to be sick?” Sometimes the perception of not having sick time is not as foreboding as the reality.
Many companies today do not grant sick leave out of the gate, because they expect employees to be there and be on time. However, that does not certainly guarantee that you will not have sick pay after a probation period.
Other companies I know don’t grant “sick days”, but do award unlimited sick time in the event of a real medical emergency so people who have an illness can stomach the long term prospects illness can bring.
Give the company a chance, and give yourself hope that you will be well for the first 90 days. Sickness happens, but having a positive outlook on your health is very important as well.