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Want a job with no sick days, no personal days, and no vacation? Be a professor at the U of M!

My father is battling terminal cancer, and I can't even take paid leave from my job to go to Buffalo to take care of him because I have no sick days, no personal days, and no vacation days (other than University holidays). The Family Medical Leave Act would allow me to get paid if I were to use sick days, personal days, and vacation days, but I have none of these. No professors have these. Only certain classes of staff have these privileges. Does anyone else see a system that is seriously and profoundly broken?