neb:Geektastic: It’s a factor of a system where sick leave is defined in days rather than something you take when sick until the illness passes.Yeah, but it's obvious why you need that, a certain percentage of people are going to take sickies all year long unless you set a hard limit. So you need some sort of limit between "have as many paid days off as you like" and "no sick leave, ever".
consider us lucky, I am told in the USA there is no requirement to provide leave. no annual leave, no sick leave. just work. no work no pay.