Questions around paid time off from a job.

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Is it possible to ask for time off after having just started working? [duplicate]

I graduated from college recently and did not have plans for a graduation trip. I got a job right after college and have been working for a month so far. My best friends want to plan a month-long ...
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A month vacation

It has been one year since I got a job offer, and since then I've used some sick days but never used my vacation time And in the next several months I'm planning to visit my family in Japan..it has ...
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what to offer as my back up? [closed]

I am an hourly employee who started 8 months ago. I don't get any benefits because they ensure to not work me over 33 hours (although occasionally I do). I want to take a 10 day vacation and my boss ...
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My boss forgot my approved vacation, how do I remind him? [closed]

I notified my boss regarding my planned vacation a month ago. Initially I planned on traveling before joining the office but he told me to travel after a month because we had KT sessions in the first ...
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Our work-week policy changed drastically. It used to be a perk. How to let them know I'm unhappy?

My company used to have an amazing work week schedule. We worked 4 x 10 hour days instead of 5 x 8 hour days. This was amazing, and definitely a deciding factor when me and my wife were deciding where ...
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Giving a salary manager free paid vacation? [closed]

I feel like I have been treated unfairly. I am the assistant GM at a chain restaurant. The GM was having a bad time and couldn't get their act together. They refused to take a leave of absence. The ...
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New job. How to tell boss about already planned vacation? [duplicate]

I started a job a week ago in a startup and I'm a bit of a slow learner.For now, I'm working in home and from next week we're gonna have our own office. The thing is I didn't mention that I already ...
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Can I Ask For a Month of Unpaid Leave? [closed]

I am 23 and I have been working as an Assistant Brand Manager for a global brand at one of the leading FMCGs in the region for a year and a half now. Although my title is Assistant Brand Manager, I ...
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Is it ethical for an employer to force its employees to take vacation time? [closed]

My company, like most every other company, has a published list of paid holidays. In December, the only paid day off is the 25th. Last year, everyone was notified that the office would be closed the ...
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Questioning Employer's tactic to collect a debt equaling value of unearned personal time off [closed]

The certified letter states, "this is a legal attempt to collect a debt" I hadn't known of. My employer advances the full amount of Vacation, sick and personal time at the beginning of each year, ...
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Finding a new job without using vacation days for interviews? [duplicate]

Background I am currently in the last year of my traineeship. I am currently working in europe but I came from asia. So my family is far away from me. Last time I saw them was last summer. Problem ...
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Taking Vacation Days During Peak Times [closed]

I have a few vacation days saved up that will expire soon. However, this is the busiest time of year at my office. How do I go about using these days without putting an undue burden on my coworkers?
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How to take vacation days within first year without looking like a slacker

So I just got a new job that I really like A LOT, and the vacation policy is quite generous (15 accrued days and 7 floating days). I plan on taking them all next year due to planned outings and music ...
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Sending out my resignation letter while being on leave overseas

I'm in quite of a bind here. Although this is unintentional, I've found myself in an awkward situation where I've been offered a job that I'm interested in while being on annual leave, and I'm not ...
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Repeatedly cancelling planned vacation - how would it be perceived? [closed]

As per the title - how would it be perceived by bosses and/or co-workers to repeatedly (more than 1-2 times in a year, say) voluntarily cancel planned vacation in order to meet business needs ...
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How to ask for time off for emotional health

Over the weekend, my partner of ten years confessed they no longer love me and have decided to move out. I'm very much struggling with the pain of that confession, and as a consequence I'm having ...
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Does a customary two week notice period include or exclude holidays like Christmas? [duplicate]

I work in the United States and I'm considering giving notice with my current employer shortly before the year-end holidays. Would my customary 2-week notice include or exclude holidays like ...
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Renegotiating vacation leave after accepting an offer

I got an offer with a much better salary than my current salary. The written, official offer was sent to me via email. I accepted it via email (nothing signed yet) and one day after giving my ...
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Jury duty during first month of new job

I signed an offer for a new position last night, and I am due to start work on November 30. Just today, I received a letter in the mail from the state in which I live, where they summoned me for Jury ...
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Should out of office email auto responses be put in place before you're actually out of office?

While I try my best to make sure that anyone who I may be working with knows I will be out of office anytime I'm out for 8+ hours, I realize that that is a very easily forgotten fact. I've been toying ...
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Vacation time-requested, got it, paid for it (non-refundable), vacation canceled by employer [closed]

The title pretty much says it all. I've had this happen one other time. I requested two days off for vacation (Friday/Saturday) a month in advance, my request was approved, so I went and purchased my ...
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Should I accept compressed deadline for a specific incentive? [closed]

Situation My boss asked me for an estimated timeline for a project I'm working on. I told them in a detailed list it would take me five weeks to complete all the features they asked for. They ...
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Is it ethical to take more time off than usual when you'll only be working for part of the year? [closed]

A friend of mine is in the military reserve (US), and working a civilian job. He's going to be deployed about 8 months into the fiscal year, and his employer knows this. He would typically save ...
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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 ...