"You wouldn't think you'd go to jail over medical bills": County in rural Kansas is jailing people over unpaid medical debt

The fact that it’s somehow “difficult” to take one day out of every sixty-five or so off from work for any reason is a whole different problem as well.

Unless the employee is some kind of linchpin without which the entire company or a whole department cannot function, no one should so much as bat an eye. And if the employee is that kind of linchpin, well, your company is either really small or really fucked up.

I say this after having my boss suggest that taking just one day off (my first PTO usage in nearly 140 days and I’ve been at this company for four years) renders me a less desirable employee and that I should be concerned about other people being promoted around me. Seriously, fuck the perverse work ethic we’ve created.

Anyhow, it’s been a relaxing enough day so far. So there’s that.

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