Questions around paid time off from a job.

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Is it acceptable to take a day off during crunch time when it seemingly doesn't matter to my boss? [closed]

There is a high priority project I am working on that needs to be completed in 2 weeks. Chances are that I will complete it, but the timing is tight. I wanted to take a day off in the next few ...
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How far in advance should I inform my boss that I'm taking a week off? [closed]

I'll be taking a week off for vacation, how far in advance should I inform my manager about this?
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Posted Employer Holiday (7/3) and now employer is saying it is a mandatory work day [duplicate]

My company posts the days off at the beginning of each year. This year it was noted that the employees would have 7/3 off to observe Independence Day. I used the stated day off to make travel plans ...
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Taking vacation last minute- boss not there [closed]

My boss is basically everyone in the office as I just help everyone out- however I go to the receptionist who is mostly my boss to take days off, and I tell my two coworkers/ bosses who I work with ...
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Became very ill on vacation - how to tell manager?

I went on an international vacation for 2 weeks. I went from Canada to the UK. 3 days in I came down with a horrible flu. My flight home is in a couple of days but this flu is still holding strong and ...
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Approved Vacation Time Rescinded

I'm seeking advice about a matter of vacation time at my workplace. Here's the story. I have been wanting to go to a large music festival for quite some time, years actually. I decided that this was ...
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is it okay to take a vacation in the first year of a new job? [duplicate]

Is it okay to take a vacation in the first year of a new job? I just landed a new job as a Software Development Engineer II in a test engineering department I am filling one of three seats. I have a ...
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How do you tell a new company you already have scheduled vacation? [duplicate]

I am interviewing for a new job and hoping to get an offer this week. In about one month I am going to be out of town for 10 straight days due to scheduled vacations. When should I tell the new ...
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What if, with a two week notice, my last day of work falls on my work anniversary date? [closed]

I have been offered another job, and I would be crazy to turn it down. That being said, I have been at my current job almost 7 years. I am conflicted about when to turn my two week notice in, ...
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Need a vacation 6 months after starting, when to bring it up?

For reasons explained in this question, I am currently looking for a new place of work. I have recently received a verbal offer from a hiring manager and have been told that a written offer will be ...
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Vacation pay when accrual is during 4 week notice [closed]

I have been offered a job and if I put my four week required notice in on Monday I will accrue my vacation time during that 4 week time. Does the company still have to pay it out to me? Policy states ...
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Time off at internship

8 months at my current job and love it. As a recent college grad that hasn't had the funds with previous jobs like I do now, I'd love 3 weeks off for international travel. They are giving me a week ...
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How to handle situation where boss wants to restrict paid days off?

I work at a company in software engineering and we are going through a period of time where we are busy implementing a variety of things, some of which are urgent. I want to claim one PTO day, but ...
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Work required activities as holiday or work day [closed]

What is a logical/rationale method to implement for deciding when activities required for work are needed to be done by an employee to be considered as holiday or work day. For example: An ...
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Typical reimbursement for unused vacation when paid semi-monthly [closed]

Typically, paid time off is granted in units of days. Also typically, upon ending ones employment, the employer pays the employee the value of his/her unused vacation days. If the payroll schedule is ...
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Problem in getting annual leave approved

Last year our company changed the policy to neither carry forward employee annual leave days nor reimburse them. Eventually everyone has to 'use up' their full leave for a calendar year. The deadline ...
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Is it appropriate to show Prior Offer Statements and Benefits from other companies to push for extra vacation time?

I work work a programmer in IT in a ~100 people company. My company offers 2 weeks of vacation days. Due to various personal, family, and lifestyle circumstances I have the need to request an ...
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Would it be okay to apply for jobs stating in the cover letter that I'll only be able to do interviews a month after?

Here is my timeline : May 29 : End of current contract and decided not to accept if offered an extension June 1-25 : I'll be overseas for a vacation June 26 onwards : Back to hometown Given this, ...
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(How) Should I mention I might need days off during interview?

I am currently searching for a full-time job, both for income and benefits. I have a couple job interviews already, however I also just finished applying to a large number of graduate schools ...
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Vacation Time and 2 weeks notices [closed]

I live in Virginia. I am a nurse in an assisted living facility. I am planning to turn in my two weeks notice after the Holidays. I plan to work during those two weeks and train my replacement. I ...
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Contact future line manager when going on vacation before starting job

I'm starting my new job in January. Last week I signed the contract, now currently going through HR background checks. I'm planning to go on holiday for two weeks - is it necessary to email future ...
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Vacation Policy [closed]

In our company we have a vacation policy where employees have a set amount of days. We used to keep all vacation in a shared outlook calendar based on honor system, and finally graduated to a system ...
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Vacation Etiquette After Short Maternity Leave

I took a short maternity leave (3 months) and returned to work. I had 3 weeks of remaining vacation time that I didn't take, so I booked the entire Christmas season off (Dec 12th to Jan 4th). I have ...
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Vacation pay owed [closed]

Early in the month I gave my resignation notice for the end of the month. It was confirmed to me that I had 10 days of paid vacation available. Shortly after my notice I was informed that I could ...
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Can a company force contracted employees to take a vacation? [closed]

The company I work for has a large contractor 'population' and we just received word the company has mandated a 2-week, unpaid vacation for all contractors. With the holidays just around the corner, ...
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Unrestricted vacation leave [duplicate]

So there is this article about how Virgin is allowing employees to take as much vacation leave as they want, as long as they get their work done. This appears to be a good thing, as it allows a great ...
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How to approach my employer about a possible one month vacation?

It's been two years I have seen my family (they live in India, I am in US) but it's been just two months since I got my first job. My parents tell me to ask my employer about a possible one month ...
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Booking vacations in advance - How to handle future employers? [duplicate]

Right now, I'm planning and booking several vacations (ranging from 5 days to 2 weeks each, about 3-4 of these per year) for myself. I am currently in a contractual job that I do know the definite ...
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Vacation turning into furlough

The company I work for has a habit of shutting down around the holidays, usually a week for Thanksgiving and a week for Christmas in order to save a little money and give their staff a little time ...
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UK Vacation Carryover Policies [closed]

Have any UK employers limited the amount of vacation day carryover for any individual employee? Right now we have no limit but are considering putting in a limit.
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How to handle vacation handover when I cannot trust anyone in my team? [duplicate]

I have trouble taking longer periods of vacation due to the fact that many of my specialist knowledge and experiences are unique and I have not trained anyone on those skills. One of the main reasons ...
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How to handle holiday cover for operating newly adopted technology/product/etc.?

Imagine that in a small company, a team of three tests and adopts new software, services or products from scratch before they are used by the actual end user functional team within the company. One ...
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Can hire benefits vary by manager? [closed]

I'm at a workplace where we have a written vacation/sick leave policy in our employee handbook. However, the recently hired management seems to be getting more vacation/sick leave than stated in the ...
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Vacation time when resigning with 2 weeks notice [closed]

I have some vacation time due which I'm about to take, and I've now received an offer for a better job. My vacation time will occur during the standard 2 week notice period. I'm worried that when I ...
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How do I secure an interview with another company during the day, when I have no vacation time at my current job?

I've seen this slightly answered here but I the circumstances are different. I'm not a part time college student, but a full time employee of three years. I don't have any vacation time left for the ...
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Working during jury duty [closed]

This is a question specific to the US. In the US, we're required to serve jury duty once a year when we get a jury summons. Recently (or at least for me), instead of waiting at the courthouse all ...
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Nursing Benefits Vacation Time By Seniority

A friend of mine is a nurse in a hospital and told me that all vacation time is determined by seniority. Even when a hospital recruits and hires an experienced nurse from the outside they still start ...
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How to ask my manager about guidelines around taking sick leave during my notice period? [closed]

UPDATE: California, USA. This question specifically is about whether any company, in general, will consider a sick leave taken by an employee to care for his/her spouse qualifies as sick leave, even ...
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Should senior employees/managers work during their time off?

Note I work in a high growth industry where workload is unpredictable - on one week we could have a sudden surge in clients, and the week thereafter there's an unexpected calm. If I had scheduled ...
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What happens when you “run out” of vacation days\PTO [closed]

The concept of a certain amount of paid days is very foreign to me. I'm used to working shift work. The way you would take off is find someone and go, "Hey John, could you take my shift I'll take ...
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How to professionally ask for vacation because of extreme stress?

I have reached a point where each day I feel in pain and headache for not being able to handle the stress at work. I really think I cannot take it anymore and will get ill if I just keep working ...
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Will I get additional week when reach a milestone year like every one else if started with one extra week? [closed]

I was offered extra vacation week to be recognized my experience. It says in my offer letter" This level of vacation time will remain in effect until you are eligible for additional time off under ...
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Is it considered acceptable to take vacation time for job searching?

I'm currently changing my job. In order to focus on my job search, I've found it helpful to take an entire day of the week. In general, I find it hard to focus on my job search during the weekend. ...
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How can I delay an interview?

I am a chemist who has recently been contacted by a former supervisor to interview at her current company. My current company has strict deadlines (clinical trials) to meet and is reviewing all ...
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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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What's the difference between a MTA (Mandatory Time Away) and Vacations?

I'm working for a global company for over than 5 years and I'm still not quite sure if the term MTA (Mandatory Time Away) is common across other companies and, if so, if it means the same as a ...
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How to discuss about my vacation plan to my future manager without creating any bad impression? [duplicate]

I am from Asia and currently a grad student in USA. Every year I used to take vacation for 3 weeks to 4 weeks between December and January to visit my parents in Asia. As a student it is not a problem ...
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How do I ask for a longer break from my job?

I have a 5 days working schedule (and on the weekends I do work for personal growth). My schedule is literally so hectic that sometimes I feel I need a long vacation (at least 15-20 days). With such a ...
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How can I convince management to allow employees to purchase vacation? [closed]

In writing this answer to this question it occurred to me, within the United States at least, a lot of people probably work for companies where vacation is fairly rigid yet people would like more of ...
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What's the difference between paid time off, vacation, personal holiday?

On various websites in the U.S. I see a distinction being made between personal holiday and vacation. What is the difference? Some examples: Wisconsin Jobs lists Annual Vacation Hours Schedules and ...