Other half of bitter
My dad has worked for the city of dallas for 30 years......he is planning on retiring in June 2003- just 6-7 more months. He wants to stay that long to save up a little more to buy a new car. He has quite a bit of sick time saved up over those years- which have carried over and he will/supposed to be paid when he retires, it comes out to about 1/2 of his annual salary. Now Laura Miller wants to put a cap on it and won't allow anyone to carry over so many days and only be paid for a max of 15 days of sick time unused. I don't have a big problem with that- but let it go into effect for the new employees, not the ones that already have counted on that money from their sick time and saved it up purposely for that reason. Not fair at all. He is already having to retire earlier than planned since they would cut his salary and pension if he stayed, now this? He might have to retire in a few weeks if he wants to keep his sick pay, which sucks.