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How should I ask my boss if I can get off early?

I have physical therapy so I just requested seven days to get off early, and my supervisor seemed very annoyed. Now I have an ultrasound coming up, and I really don't want to make my supervisor mad. ...
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Being forced to take annual leave against my wishes, what are my options?

I reside in Australia and I'm currently working remotely. This week my employer felt I was no longer capable of carrying out my duties due to mental health issues, which were partly the result of my ...
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How ethical is to ask for a voluntary excedence as soon as I have my contract renewed?

First of all, I don't know exactly the term in English for an "excedence", it's the right to leave the job for X time, but granting a place in the company after that X time. I think it's to ...
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Can an employer in the Netherlands deny me holiday leave during my notice period in the last month of my yearly holiday rota?

I have handed in my resignation to a Dutch company which I am currently working for, however, I misunderstood the contractual notice period. In the contract it says I must provide "one calendar ...
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Start of enhanced shared parental leave

I live in the UK and my company offers enhanced shared parental leave for which I get full pay for 8 weeks. My plan was to take the paid leave after my wife has taken 6 months of maternity leave. ...
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Ask for a company issued laptop or file leave?

My company enforced a work from home scheme where about 90% of the employees are able to work from the comfort of their home, we were approved to bring our workstation home. I was one of the 90% who ...
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How to tell HR about getting sick leave but not sick?

I sent a message today to our HR informing them that I won't be able to work today and I applied for sick leave because I'm not feeling well. But the fact is I'm not really sick, I don't have a fever ...
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Is there such a thing as “planned sick leave”?

Question Does the concept of “planned sick leave”, as in time off work planned in advance for medical reasons, exist out there? Or is it totally unheard of? I found this question, which seems to imply ...
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Company asking us to use 75% of leave despite updates to Working Time Regulations (UK)

Our company made a change to its holiday rules, asking us to use 75% of our annual leave entitlement before 30 September 2020. This was announced prior to the Working Time Regulations 2020 ...
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How to get employer to pay "garden leave" instead of making me work from home for a year?

I've worked in the Canadian arm of a large US corporation for 8 years now (the company isn't exactly renowned for being civil to its employees) as a senior engineer. I've earned 11 months of severance ...
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What is "maturity leave?"

I just saw this ad on StackOverflow: What is the advertised "Maturity leave?" Does it mean time off to care for parents/aging relatives, similar to how paternity leave is time off when an employee ...
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Coronavirus home-office suggestion to managers

Given the recent statistics and information regarding CoVID-19, I find myself worried I might be exposed due to working in a big place with over 500 workers in the office with many of them traveling ...
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Starting a new job and asking for leave right away

I'm starting at a new job next week. My best friend is getting married in two weeks and I'm the best man. We discussed any planned activities during the job interview and leaving to attend the wedding ...
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Contract ending shortly before maternal leave

I am an employee of a private company (I work in DC. The company is based / headquartered elsewhere.) on a three-year contract. It expires three weeks after I am expected to start maternity leave / ...
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Why do my co-workers resent someone who is taking a lot of sick leave?

I’m in my first job out of college as a software developer and am adapting to how workplaces work. One of my co-workers is clearly having personal problems and is taking a lot of time off. Problems ...
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Can expectant fathers schedule paternity leave ahead of time?

As we all know, a pregnant woman has a due date. Suppose that the due date for my wife is March 5, and my company allows a generous paternity leave policy of 3 months (for both mom & dad). Can ...
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Timely notification of upcoming disability leave

I live in the USA and work in the software industry. I suffer from a chronic illness, and am considering undergoing major surgery that will leave me convalescent for 8-12 weeks. I am still pursuing ...
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Should I ask my Boss to add my Previous casual leaves?

The place where I work, my manager enters manually the casual/sick leaves. He approves it by email sometimes verbal, but we cannot enter it into the time tracking system as he has only access to it. ...
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What does "x employee is no longer employed by XYZ company" mean?

What does it exactly mean when company broadcasts x employee is no longer employed by XYZ company? Does it mean the employee is resigned or does it mean he got fired? Note that I have recently got my ...
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Signed 2 year bond, then left [closed]

I recently joined a company (Support Job) and signed a "Minimum service Tenure Agreement" for 2 Years, but the job was not good. So after 15 days I left them without informing them. (I was afraid that ...
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Working as a replacement and want to quit [closed]

As mentioned in title, I am working as a substitute for a person who went on a maternity leave. It will be now 9 Months for me to work here. The colleague of mine will return in 7-8 Months. I want to ...
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Not returning after leave [closed]

I applied for an annual leave at work, but I am thinking about not returning or basically quitting my job after. What will be the consequence of not returning or ghosting my employers while on leave?...
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Does a day off for work related paperwork count as vacation? [closed]

I'll need a day off to prepare my work permit. Does it count as work or a vacation? edit: I'm in a consulting company in France
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Manager encourages me to take day of sick leave instead of PTO, what's in it for him?

Recently I approached my manager to approve my 4 days leave (Paid Time Off). He said "Let's make it 3 days and take sick leave on the 4th day". He does this every time I apply for more than 2 days ...
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Swapping vacation day after my wife left work because of a concussion [closed]

My wife left work because of a concussion and I left to be with her. I called first thing in morning on a Friday to ask if I could swap a vacation day I had scheduled for Sunday to be with her. I was ...
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Not taking Bereavement Leave

I recently had a death in my family, my grandfather whom I was close to passed away suddenly. As I currently live on the other side of the country and it is a long weekend, I was planning on not ...
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Who is responsible for finding cover for my shift while I'm on holiday? how many days notice must I give for a one-day holiday? [closed]

I work in a factory toolroom. I booked a one-day holiday exactly one week in advance. this has caused offence to my supervisor. saying I have not given enough notice and also I haven't spoken to the ...
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Is it okay to ask for a day off after working all weekend unexpectedly?

I am a software engineer upgrading a piece of manufacturing software on site. This is only my third time going onsite. So to summarize, this has been a nightmare. I'm under-qualified for this ...
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How can I maintain health insurance during unpaid leave?

When taking a couple months of unpaid sabbatical in the UK, the employer will usually drop all benefits until the employee is back. Quite certain this policy would cut the national health insurance ...
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How to convince my employer to give me unpaid leave so I can take an internship overseas

So I work as a software developer for a startup consisting of ~20 people in Europe which is doing very well. I've been working here for a year and a half which is all of my work experience. I'm also ...
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Legal view of holiday taken then owned back to the company

I have been working for a company for the last 6 years, my yearly vacation started as only 20 days, and has since moved to 25 days in the last year. I have now handed my resignation notice in, and my ...
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Annual Leave Entitlement

I started a new job in December for a company that works in the UK Higher Education sector. I was told I'd get 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays and closure days (another 14) giving me 34... ...
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Accept a position at a different company while keeping my old job as a fallback

I have three months leave that I want to use in order to take a job at another firm. I want to use my leave to keep my current job in case the new one doesn't work out. Is this the correct way to ...
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Proposal for leaving the job [closed]

Long story (not so) short. I've been working for a small/mid company (around 40 people) for last 4 years as a Python developer. Money was good, there are better paid jobs in my area but I'm not cash-...
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Is it professional to ask when my converted leave credits will be given?

I’ve been working for a company (a startup) for 13 months. My contract states that I have 5 days of sick leave and 5 days of vacation leave, but it doesn’t state anything about when the converted ...
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Pro-rata leave (UK) after resignation, should bank holidays be include in calculation?

I've just handed my notice in, and have a leaving date of the 7th Nov. There's two ways to calculate my remaining leave, in my mind, including or excluding bank holidays. Including: 25 days leave + ...
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Leaving the company, won't be paid for summertime forced overtime [closed]

So the situation is,I'm leaving my company in three weeks as I was very underpaid for my experience and I found a fairly good opportunity. Even though I want to do it gracefuly, the situation is ...
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How do I convince an employer to give me half day off every week for a second job?

Background: I am working in a mid size company and I am a software/Web developer. The IT team is really small (just me and my team lead). I am fairly new to this organization (40 days to be precise). ...
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Does it make any difference dating my leave after or before vacation?

After working for 3 years in a company I decided to take a shot on an offer I received from another one. I signed already my intention of leaving and communicated it to my manager on my current ...
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Employees abusing leave policy

We are a company that is quite small (25-30 employees). As we've grown from 10-30 employees over the last year, our culture has also evolved from informal and startup-like to a more process oriented ...
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Ethically questionable to be gone for whole notice period [duplicate]

I will resign at my current job next week (16.05. would be the earliest possible date). I have one month of notice period, which means my last day is the 30th of June. Now I have already holidays for ...
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Am I compelled to take sick days?

Some background is needed here. I'm a young worker from an IT company, so I'm lacking experience to deal with my current situation. I'm not quite the strong guy who can resist everything and be fine,...
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Should I inform my team about an upcoming surgery? [closed]

I live in USA and work in the software development industry. I have a frequently occurring health problem. It is quite annoying, but will not become life threatening, at least in the next 5-20 years. ...
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Is it up to the boss to inform people of subordinate's annual leave or is it up to the subordinate to inform people? [closed]

I have a subordinate who has gone on annual leave, he booked the time off with me through an online HR system. When I mentioned to my team today that he was on annual leave it came to a surprise to ...
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When do extra hours count as overtime? [closed]

I work part-time (2.5 days a week) as a secretary for a small software company in Northern Ireland. Recently, I’ve been asked to work an extra two half days a week (3.5 days per week) to act in a ...
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Can I take paid-time off during my notice period and will I still receive my bonus during that time? [closed]

I live in the US. I have job offer at another company. Is it a good idea to give 2 weeks notice of quitting my job and request to use my remaining holiday at the same time? I plan to come back only on ...
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Using sick leave to exercise [closed]

I am over weight and generally out of shape and my doctor has suggested that I should work out regularly. I have accumulated a large amount of sick leave and was hoping to use that to be able to go to ...
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I suspect a coworker is pregnant and will be taking maternity leave, but she hasn't confirmed and I can't really ask

I have a coworker who I believe to be pregnant. Visibly, either she's put on several specifically placed pounds, or she's expecting. For the rest of this post, I'm going to assume she is. In general, ...
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Is my employer allowed to change my last working day to a later date?

My employer required 4 weeks notice. I sent them my resignation email on 01/Dec/2016. The email said that my last working day would be 30/Dec/2016. In Feb 2017 I received an 'Acceptance of ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for unpaid leave to work elsewhere during slow season?

For two summers while I was in college, I worked with children at an academic summer camp. I enjoyed that job a great deal. I have now graduated college and have a full time job doing project ...