Questions around paid time off from a job.

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Booking vacations in advance - How to handle future employers?

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

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?

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 ...
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How to ask for holiday in a non-confrontational manner [closed]

As a leave policy I have 7 Casual, 7 Sick, and 13 earned leaves. In the past, there was a crucial period going on for my team, to release a project, where I had no take. My part was done and tested ...
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Does everyone know to ask for compensation for floating holidays when someone is laid off? [closed]

I'm wondering if floating holidays can be or are paid out to the employee when the company lays them off. I had a previous job where I had unused floating holidays. The company laid me off before I ...
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My colleagues frown on me for using my vacation days. Should I stop using them so much?

I work for a company that gives 25 vacation days a year. Unused days are not paid and if not used they become wasted and you cannot use them the next year. When you leave the company, you are not paid ...
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Is December a bad time to submit a job application?

I've been visiting the website of certain company for a couple months, they have a "web developer" opening that seems to be permanently open. Is right now a bad time to send my application, taking ...
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How to deal with hundreds of unread mails after an absence?

I'm in a situation where I'm away from my corporate mailbox for a few weeks. I have an autoresponder set up that says when I'll return and who to contact in urgent cases. Nevertheless, you can imagine ...
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How to request for a time off again after rescheduling it?

I'm a salaried employee with X days of vacation per year. The process for vacation here is that I formally request time-off through an HR website then my manager approves or denies it. My family is ...
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How To Handle 'Revoked' Holiday/Vacation Time?

This recently happened to me and I was so taken aback by it that I didn't really respond (yet) - but I suspect I'll need to act soon (tomorrow). I'm a salaried employee with X days of vacation per ...
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How can I negotiate for additional vacation time instead of extra salary?

I've just gotten an attractive job offer. I've been doing a lot of reading about negotiations, here on Stack Exchange and elsewhere. The general gist seems to be that it's silly to leave money on the ...
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Using vacation days before leaving a company

I received a job offer from another company and I plan to take it. I have 7 vacation days saved at my current company, the last engineer was not credited for his unused vacation days on his final ...
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Why is “I'm stressed and need the day off” a bad request?

The title says it all: Why is "I'm stressed and need the day off" a bad reason to take the day off? And how can I phrase it so that it would be more acceptable? I've seen this attitude at my current ...
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Phrasing of Request for Time Off

I have a problem with words in social situations: I obsess over their meaning and try to get my phrasing as exact as possible so as to convey my intent. This is an anxiety thing. I would like time ...
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What is the purpose of a holiday shutdown?

What financial or other advantages are there to a company enforcing a holiday shutdown? For example: Christmas Eve and Christmas are paid holidays. Everyone is required to take off the other three ...
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Is it too early to take a vacation after only seven months?

I've been working at a software development firm since January. It's my first job out of college. The last few months have been particularly busy for me (50+ hour weeks) and I'd like to take maybe a ...
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Second thoughts about “unofficial” vacation time

I joined my current company over 2 years ago. At that time I was working for another company in the same field and receiving 4 weeks vacation. During salary negotiations, the hiring manager at my ...
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When should I tell my new employer about an already-planned vacation?

When is it appropriate to tell a new employer about a holiday/vacation that is already booked? Especially when it is close to the start date of the new job.
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How do I take a vacation when I'm wearing too many hats?

I've been at my current job for a little over two years, during which I've not taken a vacation or used much of my paid time off. I know that if I do, odds are I'll end up getting phone calls or ...