I was curious what other center's rules are for being out sick. Obviously I can not have staff who are running fever, throwing up or diahrrea, but I have a huge problem with staff calling in sick. I also have a problem with last minute doctors appointments etc. I have at least 2 or three people out more than once a week. I only have 10 people including myself on staff. I have request for time off sheets for those who need to be off and they state that the forms must be turned in at least a week in advance. My preschool board made the decision that anyone who turns in such a form in less than a week will have sub pay come out of their check. They also decided that if you miss more than five days sub pay comes out of your check. I had this happen to a staff member recently and she freaked out. She came very close to owing the school money. My staff never misses for anything silly - it is all serious, but I just can't deal any longer. This staff person had wrist surgery. Her husband had galbladder surgery. She had crud with low grade temp. She had to take her father to the doctor. She had sinus and allergy trouble... and the list goes on. Since August she has missed 15 days. She told me she did not want to work anywhere that they would treat you like this. Any advice? All of my staff miss like this. Parents complain too, becuase they want consistency. P.S. I do require doctors notes becuase I had a staff member that took advantage one year.