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For questions about formal time off while still employed, including paid leave, unpaid leave, medical leave, and parental leave

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to approach manager to give in-lieu leave?

I am working from home this weekend to catch up with work for deadline next week Tuesday. How to approach my manager to give me in-lieu leave? As I am a developer, I have history commits on my Git. ...
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As a intern, should I take annual leaves for a home visit if I am entitled to?

OK so I've been working as a full-time intern for almost 4 months. As part of my benefits, I'm entitled to annual leaves and paid sick leaves, although I've never used any of them. I'm thinking of ...
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How do I make my manager let me leave from the project? [closed]

I have been working on a project from a few years. My Manager never appreciates us, but is very quick to find the faults. I have also been yelled upon for the mistakes of others. Last year I had ...
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Employer asked me to leave the job in 30 days [closed]

My employer asked me to leave the job in 30 days, and added that I will not needed to be in the office for that period. What should I do now? Go to the office or just stay at home?
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How to ask on leave for long vacation while my team only has 2 developers?

I am planning to have around 3 weeks vacation and will deduct mostly 6-8 days of my leave balance, and I have 1 colleague as other developer in my team. My feeling is my leave will not be approved. ...
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Sick Leave Rejection (Australia) [closed]

I haven't used even half of my sick leave allowance for the year. My manager knew I wasn't sick and had some commitments for that particular day (a Tuesday not falling after or behind a public holiday)...
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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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Taking a leave during probation period? [closed]

Is it alright to take 1-2 days leave if you are still on probation? I would almost be 3 months in the company during this period but this trip I'm planning is 2 weeks earlier than the end of my ...
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How to apply for a new job without the knowledge of my current employer? [closed]

The main problem with it, that it is simply impossible to apply anywhere without giving my in-real-life name. And, looking for that, it is very easy to find me anywhere, and also my current employer. ...
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Leave policy combining annual leave and sick leave [closed]

My company is currently implementing a new leave policy. The intention is to combine sick and annual leave into one general leave, and allowing employees to take a set number of days off a year ...
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How do I ask for extended time? [closed]

I have been working for my company for about 7 months. Unfortunately my husband and I live apart for now. He is living in Croatia while we wait for his immigration to be processed. The problem we ...
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Should I say in my website that my focus is to study grad school?

I am looking for a job to fill the gap before I go to grad school. I have built a personal website to sell myself better. Currently, at the homepage, I write that my objective is to continue my ...
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Refused annual leave [closed]

I work for a large UK organization, who employ large numbers of (mainly) part time staff. Every year it seems there is the same problem. The annual leave year runs from April to April and all leave ...
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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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performance punishment - should I go on sick leave? (Netherlands) [closed]

I'm an expat in The Netherlands working in the Dutch office of a large international company. The office is too small to have a trade union so there is no union representation and we have no HR people ...
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Leave approval turnaround time [closed]

My employer has a habit of waiting until the very last moment to approve leave. I want to know if there is a leave approval turn around time or if they have a right to take their time. It makes it ...
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How to tell my manager that I will leave if things don't change without offending him? [duplicate]

I'm a Web developer. My annual performance review is approaching. How can I tell my manager in a very professional way that I don't like the projects I have being working on at the company; If I'm not ...
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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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Child birth before the end of waiting period for unpaid leave? [closed]

In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period ...
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My manager hasn't responded to my leave request - how should I follow up?

I have sent an email for my vacation to my Onsite Manager. Its been a week and he is yet to reply. My leave date is quickly approaching and I need to remind him about this. The issue is that I have ...
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Question about leaving a job [closed]

Recently I received a job offer from an international company to work for their office in Turkey. The company is preparing my contract and residency so I can start my career there. In the same time, ...
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Sick Leave usage [closed]

we are given X amount of hours of sick leave a year, but then they figure out how much sick leave on average we use per division, our division is up 40% from other divisions* which equates to around ...
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Resigning after leave [closed]

I have worked for my employer for the last 4 months, however I am ready to resign. The problem is that over the past 4 months I have had quite a number of days off due to an illness I contracted ...
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How can an employee resolve the boss threatening not to pay anyone, if they take a planned holiday? [closed]

The boss at CompanyInc has said that if employee X takes her planned holiday with me (one week, planned three months ago), then no one in the company will be paid. This has been conveyed as a "threat-...
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What would be the best reason to take leave for attending an interview? [closed]

I work in a start up company and I am not happy with the working atmosphere here. This is my 7th month in this company and I need to quit. By the time I have to find another job for myself. Here we ...