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Comp Time Policy Question [closed]

So how do I interpret this policy: When I first started with this company, I had to work a Friday (we where off Friday's at that time) so I ended up working a total of 48hrs that week. I was under ...
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How to Inform Coworkers of Vacation Schedule

We use Outlook to handle our schedules and the current way we inform people who have a vested interest in our absence is by creating a meeting request for the time out of office and including people ...
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Is it okay to decline a work-trip to a seminar that is on booked-holiday time? [closed]

I have booked holiday from a month in advance and I've just been asked to attend a seminar on email marketing for my company on one of the days that is booked. My boss has asked if I could move one ...
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Part-time training: using free time at work for personal projects? [duplicate]

I'm a project manager's assistant in a small software development enterprise, in part-time training. My tutor is nice but always underestimating by capabilities. I'm not going to stay in this ...
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Requesting time off at new job

I screwed up. Two weeks ago I accepted a job offer, but forgot to negotiate for 2 weeks (10 days) off at the start of September. Now I'll start at my new job at the very beginning of august, and need ...
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Can I be forced to cover for a colleague? [closed]

I work for a tow company where we have set schedules. Previously, another employee has made threats about cutting my brake-lines or poisoning me and my dogs. Management was made aware of the ...
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Research and proof of concept work for an unapproved project [closed]

I've been rolling an idea around in the back of my head for a coding project at a company I was recently hired on to that would add significant value to my company's primary software package. My ...
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Informing my (new) boss I may need time off due to family health issues

So I just got a career job in the last two weeks. I was informed by a coworker that the company had a string of bad hires for my position, and while I'm trying to do my best (and to my knowledge I ...
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Temporarily leaving the workplace to travel [closed]

I am a recent college graduate and I am interested in living in a big city (Chicago) for a span of 3-4 months (a summer). Currently, I am employed (full time for 5 months/was an intern before that for ...
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Is it OK to go on interviews while working on a contract with another company?

As the question states. I have a month to month contract, which is non-binding in its current state. I can basically leave the job any time I want to, but this requires me actually wanting to try to ...
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How to react on bosses question about reason for sick leave

Assume that employee A is on sick leave. In his/her company it is normal to call in and notify about the illness ASAP. However, it is always the case that one has to talk to the boss directly who ...
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How much personal information am I obligated to share with my manager? [closed]

If I have a family emergency and have to take time off work, how much information am I obligated to share with my manager about my personal problem? We have a very high volume at quarter end and I ...
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How to remind your boss about vacation time

I had a discussion with my boss about leaving early the next day. He said that it is okay with him and I don't need to fill out any paper work since it is a short period of time. But I want ...
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Is it my employer's or my own responsibility to find someone to cover my hours when I am on holiday?

I been working for two years with my current company and the new manager is trying to implement a new rule which states that when an employee needs to take some time off, they need to find another ...
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Can a salaried employee have their pay docked by the hour?

I work in an IT department in a company where most employees are paid by the hour. I am part of a small number of salaried employees. In recent months, I've had to take some time off for health ...
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Are there potential consequences of letting your employer know about your personal projects?

Yesterday, while talking with my boss, I mentioned I am working on a personal project in my free time at home. A senior was sitting nearby and he advised me not to tell the boss such things. What ...
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Is it better to avoid emailing bad/negative news, if you can use phone communication?

I'm in a situation where I've taken a hiatus from work, in order to complete schooling (I was an intern though, and after the degree I'm expecting to be FT). However, the hiatus will need more time ...
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How To Deal With Mis-represented Timesheet

My boss fills out the timesheets for everyone in his department. This is rarely a problem for me, because I rarely take time off. However, the last two times I have taken time off, my use of leave has ...
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How should I ask for time off to attend an interview?

I'm a computer science student and I work part-time at a local software company. Before even applying for this job, I was already in the process of applying for a summer internship at a major software ...
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Sick Leave and Medical Confidentiality in Canada [closed]

Lately I have been on sick leave due to an illness that has yet to be diagnosed by doctors. It is procedure at work that after 3 days of being sick, we must be put on short term disability and get a ...
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I have Sick Leave for an appointment that got cancelled. What should I do?

I’d used some Sick Leave for the time off from work today for a dentist appointment, but I got a call this morning that he wasn’t feeling well and that they would call back later to reschedule. ...
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How soon should you return to work after illness?

At the moment I'm off work sick. I imagine I might be well enough to go into work tomorrow, though not fully recovered. Should you be at work whenever you're physically well enough to do so, or ...
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Maternity leave benefits and two-weeks notice?

I have been on maternity leave for the past 12 weeks, and am starting back in the office tomorrow. Before I started my leave, my company made it quite clear that they didn't really want me as an ...