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Why did my abusive boss insist that I take an unpaid leave of absence when I tried to resign?

I've been working at this company for over 6 years and for those 6 years, my boss has been an absolute bully. He micro-manages everything I do, dumps so much work on me, and then criticizes everything ...
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Is it standard/normal to request details of illness on a return to work form (sick leave) (UK)? Should I provide the details?

So, I was recently off for two days due to flu, post weekend, and I'm now returning to work. I have to complete a self assessment form, and complete an interview with my line manager. This is the ...
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How do I request a longer than normal leave of absence period for my wedding?

My wedding is coming up in October this year and I need 5 weeks (25 working days) of leave for completing all the wedding rituals, honeymoon, etc. My fiancé will be leaving abroad for work so I want ...
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Employees treated differently when asking for unpaid vacation

A colleague asked her manager for unpaid vacation for 6 months due to personal reasons (moving to another city/country). The manager and HR by extensions refused this although they allowed many ...
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My coworkers think I had a long honeymoon. Actually I was diagnosed with cancer. How do I talk about it?

I work in a large team (~50 headcount) at the head office of a large multinational bank. Last year I was diagnosed with cancer - thankfully a very survivable form of it. I had an operation to remove ...
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Family emergency and I can't attend work tomorrow morning

My fiancée is pregnant. She lives 1500 km away from me, in another country, in a low-developed region where public transport is slow. I did not talk with her for 3 days. It was my mistake. She became ...
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How to respond when my employer asks me why I'm taking so much sick leave

My employer asks me why I'm taking so many sick days, to point out that I'm taking them too much and I should stop. I don't know how to respond to that, my first thought is "it's none of your business,...
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Should I tell HR the real reason I'm asking for unpaid leave?

I applied to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat at the end of March/beginning of April this year and my application was accepted. My plan is to take those days off as unpaid leave. For ...
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How to deal with work for free as part of hiring process when I already have a job?

It takes 1 to 3 weeks but I don't know what to do with my current job that I don't want to lose it, if I failed in the test. It's an on site test and the office is in my city. They told me it's about ...
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Carpal Tunnel and Trigger fingers surgery

A month ago I received two surgeries done on my hands for carpal tunnel and trigger fingers. My short turn disability has ended, and I'm still sore. My Dr. wrote a note to HR for light work. My Dr. ...
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I asked for 10 days leave from my company, they are not allowing me [closed]

What should I do? I asked for 10 days leave from my company but they are only granting me 2 days leave. I have explained everything in a letter, but they are not granting me 10 days leave. My boss ...
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Should I include a job reference from my current employer who has given leave of absence in order to find a new job?

My current employer is going to end my employment soon due to a mistake-you-only-make-once that I made. I'm currently given leave of absence in order to find a new job. I already received a job ...
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How to decline additional responsibilities because I'm planning on leaving the company?

I have been working for a multinational company in Portugal for approximately 4 years. My manager is on an indeterminate leave and I have been acting as her back-up, because I am the person with ...
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Should I disclose my intention to take parental leave before accepting a job offer?

I am considering a job offer from a company that offers 3 months paid parental leave. I am expecting a child in a few months, and I intend to take advantage of that benefit. I have already reviewed ...
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Process of taking a leave of absence due to severe anxiety

I have made an appointment with my GP with the objective of them providing me with a leave of absence due to the severe anxiety I have. Can I ask if anyone has had any experience with this - what ...
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Do I have to update my boss on the personal reasons that led to a past leave of absence? [closed]

I had taken a leave of absence from work last year due to a bad break up with my partner. I had caught him cheating on me for a quite long period of time. My mind was really out of focus and my heart ...
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What are the risks if you are off work sick for too long?

3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with shingles from stress. Shingles is a condition that can give you a lot of pain and fatigue. Although a typical bout of shingles can last ~4 weeks, it can take a lot ...
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Asking for a study leave while keeping my permanent job

I'm an undergraduate student who has a permanent job. As I have more academic work in my final year, I believe it would be better to take time off from my 40 hours per week job at least for one month. ...
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How to end my sick note? [closed]

I am just a trainee at a company currently on probation period. I am sick today and this is the short email I have written. Dear Sir, Due to suffering from cold and fever, I won't be able to ...
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How to correctly go on medical leave and claim Employment Insurance due to workplace conditions

For the last year and a half I have been daily stressed at my current workplace, and I don't think I can take it anymore. It's just piled up from the amount of responsibilities I have, my boss's ...
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Can they deny me a Leave of absence for surgery? [closed]

I work in Texas, USA, as a salaried manager. I recently had back surgery and had no issues at work. 5 months later, I need neck surgery (non work related.) My employer is stating they will not grant ...
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Took an unexpected Leave Of Absence

I took a very unexpected LOA (Leave of Absence) for 2 weeks. Here's a little back story: I suffer from depression. I have never been hospitalized for it, however I see my doctor every 3 months to see ...
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Would it look bad if I quit a job shortly after returning from leave of absence?

I've been working at my current job for about 1.5 years and currently I've been thinking of quitting so that I can focus on finishing college and getting my degree. I explained my situation to my boss ...
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Balancing Personal and Home

I have been working for my company for 3 years now, have not "missed" or been late to work once. I have of course had sick days (>10). Recently, I have found out I am to be a father. As such, I have ...
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Explaining a Medical Leave of Absence when looking for a new position [duplicate]

I am currently on a medical leave of absence for anxiety. My current employer has been supportive and knows (and even has encouraged me) I am interviewing for other positions. I have been with my ...
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Best way to ask for 2 months Leave without pay when you are the crucial team member

We are a team of 4 people handling daily MIS work. I need to go for 2 months study leave for MBA. My boss has a past experience of getting high blood pressure when anyone is on leave as the daily ...
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How to handle it when you didn't do ANYTHING [closed]

So I'm an engineering student. I'm doing my master thesis project for a tech company. It started years ago, but I took a leave of sickness for 2 years due to depression. It was a pretty nasty story ...
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How to get back in workplace after a long absence

I've been out of the workplace for 3 years due to some severe health problems (8 surgeries within 2.5 years). The surgeries are finally behind me, but I don't know how I can re-enter the workforce ...
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LOA due to chronic insomnia, stress, depression, and DDD, chronic pain [closed]

I dont know if this question has been asked already, probably so. Due to the , mentioned above, Ive had chronic insomnia for years, resistant to anti depressants and sleep meds, from my psychiatrist. ...
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I want physical work against burnout syndrome, how to do it without face loss? [closed]

I feel burnout syndrome on myself and I have also the feeling, a little bit of physical work could maybe help that. I think working some months in a job doing some physical with physical objects, for ...
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How to go on leave just after joining a company?

I have just been accepted in a new company however, I have a pre-planned trip 1 week after my official start date. This has been planned months earlier and everything has been booked. How do I tell ...
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Rejected Leave after Verbally accepting [closed]

Scenario: Joined with a company last week , I was Interviewed almost 1 month before and offered me a position, before accepting the offer I have mentioned that I need to take a day off within 2 week ...
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How to go on interviews while in resignation period from outsourcing firm, without offending the manager where I'm outsourced?

I only had my job last month and resigned today due to not liking my job. I submitted my resignation to my hr managers (im contractual) and Im going to leave the company where I was deployed on for ...
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Is it OK for the office to move my desk while I am on family leave? [closed]

A co-worker is taking family leave to take care of his father. Is it OK for his manager to take down his personal items from his cubicle and give his desk to someone else? I am a co-worker/friend who ...
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Am I obligated to tell my boss why I am taking a day off? [duplicate]

Is there more obligation if I am taking a week off? I am doing job interviews during this time and I don't want my boss to know.
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How do I take a leave of absence due to stress? [closed]

I'm currently experiencing a lot of stress and I'd like/need to take a month or two off work, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. What do I tell my boss? I want to leave asap. I should've ...
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Providing notes for missed work

I hurt my hand and needed to take time off work to get it checked out by doctors. My boss is super vigilant to make sure I get a doctors note each time (he didn't even accept a nurses note and he's ...
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Should I inform my Manager about my Future Studies plan

I'm working as a Software Developer from 10 months and also preparing for ICWA. I have my exams in a few weeks and I need 2 weeks leave to attend them. Should I inform my Manager (I have to as I need ...
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Can my Employer ask me to prove I was at a hospital for taken a day of absence? [closed]

I was sick 2 days Thurs/Friday. Monday Was absent because I went to the hospital for my wife (not me) and HR is saying they want proof that I was actually at the hospital. I provided a release not ...
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Workers who take time off during final month

As a manager in IT I've noticed in the past that employees who have decided to leave for another job might take more sick leave or make greater use of a company's remote working policy during their ...
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Inability to get to work because public transportation failure

The train drivers are about to go on strike in Germany. Again. And it may not be the last time. Many people live 20-30 km from work and commute by train. There's no alternative to trains over such ...
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“Which is the correct way of writing a Planned/future Leave Request Email”?

I need to write a leave application for taking a planned/future date leave. Which is the correct way of writing the following lines:- I won't be able to attend the office on Oct 15 as i have to go ...
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Correct way to ask for a one day leave [closed]

I am working as a trainee and am given no paid leaves, but due to some reason I got to take a leave for a day, I don't want to disclose the reason to the employer. Who do I email, the HR or my direct ...
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Marriage Leave-Pay Deducted and How to ask for full pay?

I am working in a small company for a period of one year as a programmer in south east asia. Recently I took a 20 days leave for my marriage.After joining the company, this is my first leave that I ...
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Golden Week Holidays in Japan [closed]

Golden Week in Japan consists of 4 days i.e May 3,4,5 and 6. There is a holiday on the April 29th as well. About a month back, my boss told me that there would be additional holidays in the company ...
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Parental leave - what are my rights [closed]

I want to take parental leave, but i'd prefer that co-workers don't know about my personal stuff, i.e. i'd just tell them i'm taking a leave of absence, i'm male so i wont show ;) do i have rights ...
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Taking a leave of absence due to stress, health issues, and more [closed]

I would like to take a LOA (leave of absence), how can I do this without risking financial ruin? I do pay for short-term disability. How do I get a Physician to grant me some time off?
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Taking time off to deal with a family emergency

A close relative is in really bad condition. I can't show up to work for the next few days. I am planning on emailing my supervisor right now and informing him that I cannot be at work next week. ...
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Interviewing for jobs after a long (no work) period of absence? [duplicate]

Although the question is general: How do you go back interviewing when you have a long period of unemployment in your CV, I do need to share some context with you. I have an inherited condition that ...
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Is insomnia a valid reason to file for a sick leave? [closed]

Say you had insomnia the other night and were able to fall asleep at 4, maybe 6, in the morning and there is almost no way you could go to work with that and perform. Would it be a valid reason to ...