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Questions regarding holidays, sick time and other time away from work that may be paid or unpaid. This includeds questions about permission to be away from work for a time.

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Upcoming medical examination and interview the same day; how to handle PTO with current boss?

So I’ve got an interview Friday with a job that seems like the perfect fit. My current work situation has become increasingly toxic and has forced me to seek new opportunities. That being said, I am ...
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Part time contract holiday adjustment

I recently asked to work 4 out of 5 days a week. The company came back with a contract amendment which looks fine, however there is one change which I do not understand: The exact wording is: ...
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Studies proving that vacations need to be uninterrupted? [closed]

There was an article saying something like "if a vacation is interrupted, it no longer counts", and it backed that claim with studies. As I tend to agree with it more and more, I want to find that ...
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Overpayment of Unused Sick Days after leaving company [closed]

As my role ended with my company, I had unused sick hours (earned sick time). During my last days, I asked for payment of my unused sick hours, which my company provided me with. Recently they ...
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How to get back into the working frame of mind on returning to work from a long break?

I had an accident in May which gave me an elbow fracture. I was on medical leave for 50 days. I have come back to work now but I feel very lost at work. I work as a development editor at a publishing ...
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How to deal with a boss that doesn't like you to take time off?

To keep it short, I have a manager that is very nit-picky about when and how long I take my vacation time. My vacation time at my company works on an accrual basis, so I earn X amount of days per ...
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How can I ask my boss for time off at the last-minute?

I'm 21 and I've been working for a wine importer for about 2 and a half years. I graduated from university in June and am planning on continuing to work at my current job through the end of the summer ...
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How should I ask for a couple of hours off in the 2nd week of a new job?

A few weeks from now, I have to show up in court for a civil case about a debt. This would be 2 weeks into my new job, which I have not started yet. I still have to do the paper work. I thought the ...
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1answer
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Saw a dead person on the way to work [closed]

On the way to work today, I saw a dead person at a train station where my train stopped. This has affected me more than I expected. I am shaking and trying to hold my tears while trying to write code ...
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want to take a week PTO 'After' 3 weeks notice, is this acceptable or crazy? [closed]

I gave notice 1 weeks ago. Being nice, I agreed to remain for 3 weeks instead of 2 weeks, so 2 more week remaining. Now, I've decide I want to take 1 week vacation between jobs. Not being one to ...
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2answers
705 views

Boss announces PTO to team [closed]

I took today off, and in response my boss emailed my team with a chart and table displaying everyone's PTO taken for this month and their remaining PTO balances with the obvious motivation being to ...
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3answers
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If they've scheduled me for a day I asked for off, is it unreasonable to ask for them to change it?

I'm 16 and this is one of my first jobs, and I've been there for just under a year. I've never been late and always been commended on my customer service. Thursday nights at the store are late night, ...
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9answers
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What can I say to coworkers after taking a day off for mental health, if I don't wish to reveal the mental aspect of it?

I have a mental health condition that pretty much never surfaces on medication. Sometimes though, usually triggered by some sudden change in life or conflict in relationships, the effects can creep ...
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4answers
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Taking time off to switch technologies/job [closed]

I'm currently planning a career move, and would love some feedback on my particular situation. I've currently got about 10 years experience working on C#/.NET in various companies, with experience in ...
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2answers
429 views

Manager seems to have threatened my job for wanting to taking days off? [closed]

In my current role I was hit with a string of illness that made it inadvisable to come into work for ~4 days, and then my significant other had broken her foot and required assistance for the first ...
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8answers
12k views

Dealing with an employer who refuses days off [closed]

I am working for company Alpha that has placed me as a consultant in company Bravo. After two years, Bravo has offered to hire me with a great pay rise. There was a contract between Alpha and Bravo ...
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1answer
363 views

Surprise holiday booked for me - what do I do? [closed]

A family member booked a surprise holiday for me to the other side of the world from the 28th of December to the 5th or 6th of January. I started working in my current workplace at the end of ...
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1answer
137 views

What's a polite way to ask my manager that if he has read my message? [duplicate]

I am supposed to be married in April next year and my family back in India wants to start arrangements as soon as possible. For that I wanted to get an official confirmation that I can have 3 weeks ...
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3answers
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Vacation Balance Dispute [closed]

I accepted job offer based on agreed two weeks paid vacation available year one. When I received written job offer from recruiter that negotiated on my behalf job offer stated "vacation per employee ...
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2answers
357 views

How to get out of office for job interview? [duplicate]

I've been job hunting for a while now and have been to several job interviews while still working my current job. Normally I have managed to arrange these in the early morning, at lunchtime or ...
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3answers
713 views

How do I ask my boss for time off for mental health?

I was not granted vacation time this summer. My boss and my co-worker have both had two weeks off of work this summer. My boss made a random comment about taking time off because "some people" took a ...
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0answers
299 views

A new employee taking FMLA leave when the company uses accrued PTO without allowing unpaid time off [closed]

I have a situation where a new policy has been implemented regarding paid time off (PTO). Rather than a bank of days, it is now accrued and the company says unpaid time off is not an option. An ...
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7answers
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Am I Obligated to Enforce Detrimental Company Policy?

Our company has a strict policy that employees need to be in the office by 9:00am or they have to take a PTO day. I personally think this is absurd. (We're all professionals here, and I don't care ...
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7answers
11k views

Is generic PTO without sick days / time normal in the US?

I'm currently working for a company in Phoenix AZ, in a position that only has a specific amount of paid time off (PTO) there are no dedicated 'sick days', just PTO. What I'm starting to realize is ...
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8answers
3k views

Prevent abuse of forgotten verbal agreements [closed]

In the company, employees are allowed to work more hours (unpaid), accumulate them, and take days off (paid as if they worked) when they have enough accumulated hours to make up for the day off. This ...
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5answers
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Should I ask for more PTO as an entry level employee? [duplicate]

I am considering two job offers for entry level positions straight out of college. They are essentially the same salary, but one of them has a more convenient location (company A), while the other (...
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2answers
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Is it fair to require an current employee to take a day of PTO in order to interview for a different position within the same company? [closed]

Note: PTO (paid time off) is the equivalent of sick days, flex time, personal days, whatever your heart desires to call a day of leave in which you still get paid. Here's the scenario: Employee A is ...
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When to tell an interviewer about partner being pregnant?

When, if ever, should the topic of a pregnant partner be brought up during the interviewing and hiring process? To keep this question general enough to be of use for others, please only consider the ...
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7answers
22k views

How much information to provide to my boss when taking a self-reported sick day?

My workplace allows employees to take sick leave of up to one week without a doctor's note. Essentially if you think that you shouldn't be around other people or know you won't be able to work you can ...
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9answers
9k views

Cutting my vacation short and going back to work early because I need a distraction

I am due to return to work from Christmas vacation two weeks into January. I wish to return early, on the 3rd of January instead. I know this is an unusual request because most people would want more ...
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7answers
4k views

Boss doesn't seem to want to approve vacation time

I have been working for a company for four years. Over that four years, I've taken about 8 days off - mostly sick days, a short two day break, and one small emergency. I've also worked a lot of ...
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Asking to for time off to train for Second Job

I have been at my full time 9 to 5 job for about two years now, and am doing well here. My bosses are very appreciative of the work I do, and I even recently got a promotion. The problem is that I'm ...
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1answer
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How to compare two positions to each other? [closed]

How do I compare positions? I am currently working as a software developer at company Y. Company X is looking for new hires and is offering a round-sounding figure of $100K. I want to see if the ...
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2answers
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How to negotiate Flexible Hours?

I was interviewed last week for a remote job , ace the programming test and took an offer to work as a full-time. While the offer is not that much in terms of money , employer told me that (quoting ...
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Should I reveal my graduate school plans when I plan to work for only a year? [duplicate]

I am new to stackexchange. I don't want to say my countries if it's okay for anonymity. TL;DR I plan to work while applying for a PhD. How much of my PhD application plans do I have to disclose? My ...
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Is it okay to ask for a week off between an internship and part-time work? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineering intern and so far I've completed 12 of 13 weeks of my internship. So far I've only missed one day due to car trouble. Recently my internship was extended part time until the ...
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How do I go about requesting time off for higher education studies whilst in full time employment?

I've recently started as a project engineering for a global company. Through various discussions with line managers, colleagues etc. it's been recommended to me that I should propose studying for an ...
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Time off to finish Master's thesis

Fresh from grad school, but with some bits of thesis left to finish, I got hired into a great team in a software company (in US), as a Master's degree holder. After 9 months full-time (+3 internship), ...
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Etiquette when leaving early for doc appointments

I don't even know if it'll happen but I might need to take half day off (more like leaving 1-3 hours early) twice for health reasons, one of which I'll explain later, around a month from now, which is ...
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What to do for bereavement when someone hasn't died yet?

My grandfather has been in the ICU since thanksgiving after his heart stopped. I was told that they are taking him off the ventilator tonight, and that they were planning the funeral for this weekend. ...
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1answer
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What happens when I'm called from work on my day off? [closed]

I'm taking a day off. My boss expects me to check email from home. If I answer emails from home or take a call during my day off, do I have to count this as a day off since I've actually worked? I am ...
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Does an exempt employee spend time-off if they're called in during? [closed]

In California, as I understand it, an exempt employee cannot have pay docked in partial amounts for partial-day absences. What happens if the exempt employee is required to be on call and to respond ...
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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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2answers
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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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Asking for time off for hospital procedure [closed]

A few weeks ago I took 2 days off holiday to have a PH test where they stick a tube in your nose for 24 attached to a small computer, but I was ill and it was cancelled. I have another one booked ...
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PTO - sick time vs personal time [closed]

I am a nurse in a large hospital. We are given non-specific PTO (paid time off). My boss has been calling people after they have called in sick questioning if they are truly sick. She is make ...
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How to handle absences caused by elusive medical condition?

At a new position, I began missing work due to frequent bouts of what I thought were colds. The condition began a few months after starting, and caused me to miss far too much work - sometimes missing ...
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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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What approach can be used to negotiate for higher PTO/salary, when I have a better offer in hand?

My current position I have a job that I really like, and suits me quite well. It is in the software industry and I am writing code for websites. What makes it great I suppose is also my working ...
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Is it common to use sick days for reasons other than being sick? [closed]

Even though I have been in the workforce for 20 years, somehow I have just recently come into my first ever job with paid sick days. It’s a part-time (3 days a week) job and I get 6 paid sick days a ...