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Questions tagged [time-off]

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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How can I get an unreasonable manager to approve time off?

I need to go to the doctor sometime in the next two weeks for a somewhat urgent matter. The only specialist in my area is only available between 10-4 on weekdays, and I work 9-5 for a manager who ...
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I'm the“backup” for others (& have my own primary role) - how to handle time off when “covering” is always one way and not reciprocated

In my role I have particular tasks - a mixture of day-to-day and project tasks.. 40% day-to-day troubleshooting/maintenance etc and 60% project work at a best guess. Others in the company have a ...
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Notifying team members of missed work for bachelor party

I will be a groomsman in an upcoming wedding. The bachelor party was scheduled on a Thursday morning, and it's multiple hours away from where I live/work, so attending means missing all day Thursday. ...
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Am I ethically obligated to go into work on an off day if the reason is sudden?

Background At my work, we have a schedule option where you get every other Friday off. It is the standard schedule all new hires are given. Today, my manager implied that I need to go into work this ...
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How to communicate to my manager that him being available while on vacation sets a bad precedent

I'm looking for a good way to approach my manager that I believe his availability while on vacation sets a bad precedent for the team. Some background. My manager is a People Manager of myself and my ...
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My boss asked me to take a one-day class, then signs it up as a day off [closed]

A while back, I had asked for 3 day off from work, 2 days before my vacation, my boss asked me whether I was interested in a one-day class during my vacation (3 days off). I agreed because the class ...
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Physically attacked by a resident of a group home [closed]

I work in a group home in Virginia, USA. Yesterday, my coworker and I were both physically attacked by a resident, who is a minor. The attack lasted around 45 minutes until the police arrived, and it ...
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Does bereavement leave cover all family deaths? [closed]

Last Saturday, my grandmother passed away. It really makes me sad and I will not doing my best work when I return to work. I had to help with all the funeral arrangements, and it tires me. Also, I'm ...
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Working till 3AM for a deadline; I want to take next day off as leave, but manager insists I take sick day

I'm in the UK, I requested a day of annual leave for the day after a deadline (~3 weeks time) which will result in an estimated 4AM finish for me (could be earlier or later, so 2AM-5AM). I will be the ...
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Is it OK to take time-off during the first week of a new job?

Is it OK to take time-Off during the first week of new job? I just landed in a new job and this is the first week for me. Because of an unexpected situation I have to take Off on Friday of this week. ...
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Line-manager is denying me training as an apprentice and has started threatening & bullying me

I've been working as a graphic design apprentice for the past 10 months. Part of the requirement for me to pass is to take 20% off the job training. My line-manager initially asked me if I could work ...
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How to reach out to intern on bereavement leave?

Last week my intern informed me that his grandmother was ill and likely to pass. I gave him my condolences, told him to take as much time as he needed, and asked him to let me know when he would be ...
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How do I ask to leave because of weather?

I'm not sure how to ask my boss if I can leave early because of weather (specifically snow). I came in this morning, to get some work done before it got worse. Well it's worse now and the roads are ...
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How do you reconcile a slightly lower salary with a lot of time off?

I am in a specialty position within my company and I just finished our yearly review process where I received very high marks. But I'm wondering how you can reconcile a slightly lower salary (per ...
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Do employers/coworkers prefer if their employees go to work while ill? [closed]

Let's say hypothetical office employee Alice has come down with the common cold. She feels terrible, but not so terrible that she can't work. Her productivity might be half of what it usually is, but ...
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Is it acceptable/appropriate to cut a contract short to take a vacation?

I'm currently on a six-month contract and there is a cruise I would like to go on that overlaps with the final days of my contract. I can see a pro and a con to asking for this. Pro: Taking a ...
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What to do when previously approved time off is being revoked at the last second because my coworker requested the same days off after I did?

I requested time off for Christmas way back in October, and some of it was approved October 18, so I bought plane tickets (which are now non-refundable) for a trip during those days and expected to ...
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Negotiating with my boss to let me work remotely or similar during depressions?

I'm a programmer working for a startup in San Francisco. I go through pretty bad depressive phases during the winter (it is a medical condition). It's often difficult to get out of bed, let alone ...
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Why is it 'expected' that software developers work on their own projects in their spare time?

I have been working in software development for the last five years, and have had a number of jobs during this time -- most of them have been fixed term contracts, but I've also had a permanent ...
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Contacting a sick employee to ask for confirmation on an event

I am interested in whether (and if yes, how?) you would go about contacting an employee on sick leave in this very specific situation: There are three people involved: CEO Carl, Manager Mike and ...
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Upcoming medical examination and interview the same day; how to handle PTO with current boss? [closed]

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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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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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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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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Is there anything better I can say to coworkers after taking a day off for mental health, when they ask?

I have a condition that pretty much never surfaces on medicine, but sometimes does (no pattern I can tell). This happened the other night so I called out sick, just announcing I wasn't feeling well. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...