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My workplace, like many, offers one day of sick leave per month. That means that you can be sick up to 12 days per year. I'm not sure what the national average for sickness per employee is, but I've always felt that offering one day of sick leave per month is reasonable. We also offer 9.3 hours of vacation per month, which amounts to 14 days of vacation per year.
Why am I bringing this up? Quite simply, when it comes to managing library personnel, sick leave and vacation can be very troublesome. That's not what you would expect. After all, these are benefits. How can benefits be a problem?
First of all, library workers are a very …