“Where are my fellow small business owners?! While I run a service based business as a social media manager & as a blogger, something I think about regularly is paid sick leave. I don’t have it built into my contracts for myself because I don’t really take time off & just work through being mildly sick, but I know it’s a must have and I need to reevaluate for the future. It is something I will offer future employees though. What’s scary is how many Virginian employees don’t have paid sick leave at their companies, and let’s be real- that really is a necessity these days. Do you have paid sick leave? Is it something you’ve been able to utilize in the last year?”
Let’s Be Real: Sick Days Are A Necessity
Sandee Booth runs a service-based business as a social media manager and blogger. She thinks about paid sick leave often, but doesn’t build it into her contracts because she doesn’t want to take time off. Sandee knows this isn’t sustainable, and when she grows large enough to hire a workforce, she’ll ensure that they have the paid sick leave they need.