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Manager wrecking my time off

I'm on an expensive vacation and my project manager wrecked 2 of 3 vacation days by trying to "fix" issues without me. I spent the night before the main event debugging, until 3am. This guy ...
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The two week notice [closed]

I was wondering, do you have to give a two week notice to take a vacation? I want to take a vacation but they told me that I have to give a written notice before the 15th
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Legal for company to force employees to clock in by (unpaid) lunch break? [closed]

At my company the lunch break is unpaid time, as is pretty standard. The company allows employees to either arrive late or leave early twice per pay period month, without having to use paid leave time....
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Not getting my PTO paid even though I gave proper notice [closed]

Two days after I was approved for a weeks vacation I got a job offer, which I accepted. On the first day of my vacation I gave my boss my two weeks notice and emailed my resignation letter, because ...
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Unpaid leave - how much I can realistically ask for?

My current position is, unfortunately, not a good match for my skills and previous experience. Seeing everything in the retrospective, it seems that this position is quite a few steps back for my ...
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How to avoid the higher expectations that come with seniority as well as any desire on the part of management to promote me?

I work for an organization that has a pay structure such that advancing beyond senior developer is utterly undesirable, but has excellent benefits and lots of vacation time and a strong stock market ...
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How do vacation days work for a summer job?

I'm in High School and want to take a lifeguarding job over the summer. The training consists of about 40 hours separated into 1 2 hour lesson a week. I've already attended about 4 so I've put in a ...
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When to quit in Germany based on vacation days?

Just based on Vacations and notice periods, when is the optimal date to quit in Germany? For instance, I have a notice period of three months starting from the end of the month that I have ...
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Asking a coworker to cover work when vacation, how to deal with No

I have some tasks that I do every day, and they may take around half an hour on average. If I want to go on vacation and I ask a coworker to cover that task, but they say no, is this something worth ...
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How do I explain why I need to take time off, for an interview, at the place where I work

I work at a fairly large company (1000+ employees all on a single campus of multiple buildings). I am interviewing for a new position in the same company, and need to take a vacation day. My boss is ...
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Work-from-anywhere or not a good idea? [duplicate]

I started my job couple months ago and I want to go see my family in another country for two weeks. I also want to focus on my work since I am working at a slow pace and my manager has also showed ...
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Should I take a vacation 4.5 months after starting a new job

I am having a difficult time understanding what my manager wants. He is always polite when he speaks and in his words he said “I totally support you going on this trip, family is important so you ...
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What's the best alternative to time off before a new job?

Whether this is seen as a trivial/first-world-problem or legitimate problem I'd like some advice: I didn't think to take off any time before my new job - I finish on Friday and start a new job on ...
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How can I resign while management is on vacation?

Country: Denmark I'm a software developer, and I am currently negotiating a contract with a new employer. If everything works out as planned, I will need to resign from my current job before the end ...
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How should I request family leave when I will also need maternity leave later?

I started a new job a few months ago, 3 months after I had my first baby. My new team generously waited for me to finish maternity leave before my start date (as I had interviewed with them when I was ...
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Can I transfer my left over annual leave to a new company?

I will be quitting Company A on May 31st and I will be having a total of 11.5days leaves until 31st May. I do not want to get compensated for these leaves and want to take over to my next Company B ...
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Just found out my ex employer didn't pay out my vacation pay

I was a working student a couple of months ago at a company. We had an informal agreement when it came to vacation that I can just not work if I don't have the time to, and that's my vacation. But ...
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Asking for a day off as a new employee

In September my family is going on a weekend trip. They will be leaving on Thursday but I am not able to leave with them then because I started a new job at the end of April. There is one flight to ...
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Holidays planned with my new boss

I recently started a new job at a company. During the interview process I've negotiated my vacation time with HR (3 weeks). I'm not sure if the HR representative has confirmed this with my manager. ...
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New company void offer letter-pay and PTO

I started out in a different position at the company I work for. I was promoted in Oct by my boss with an Offer Letter, on company letterhead signed by me. The letter states my salary, various perks ...
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How does my employer benefit from accruing vacation for long-standing employees?

At my company we accrue vacation days per month. This means I will never be able to take a week off early in the year. I've been with the company for 3 years now, and my boss has no problem with it. ...
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Remote employer refuses to approve my vacation

This is my first time posting here so I will try to be brief and to the point: I worked in the current company for year and a half. They are stationed in USA, but I work for them from Serbia. I ...
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Politely explain new potential employeer I'd like 25 day leave within close to first year of joining

I'm a passionate trekker and have a plan to visit the Everest base camp in summer 2021 (if covid-19 issue resolves). This would require me to take a 25 day leave from work considering the trek ...
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How to refuse to work when on vacation while keeping relationships as best as possible?

I work for a company as an algorithm developer, recently promoted from software engineer. I am very valued both by management and by peers, as is evident from management by constant positive feedback, ...
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Paid vacation time

So where I work we are allowed 5 paid vacation days a year, but I'm having trouble with trying to get my boss to understand what vacation time is. For instance, I work sunday-thursday and have Fridays ...
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Are these inappropriate questions to ask during an interview?

I had a video interview yesterday and I have a feeling that the following three questions may have been inappropriate to ask. Since this has been mind-boggling, I'm asking for the thoughts of experts ...
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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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Could I ask my employer to exchange my holiday vacation prize with something more relevant due to global travel shutdown?

Shortly after starting a new job last year, I won a non-specific vacation of my choosing to the tune of a few thousand dollars as a taxable benefit. Now that the pandemic has sort of shut down global ...
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Vacation requests never approved on time

I am relatively new at a company (< 3 months) and am working in a development capacity. Despite the current climate, I still would like vacation time even if that means sitting at home. I am ...
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Can I be forced to use vacation days due to COVID-19 in Germany?

My manager is forcing me to take my yearly vacation days due to the corona virus outbreak. Is there any way to prevent it? I've been with company for the 4 years and carried over a vacation day ...
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Should I work while on vacation?

I am the only web guy in our firm and get asked to work on client issues even while on vacation (PTO). It's understandable if it's an emergency production issue, but even for non-production/test ...
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Asked to sign two variants of a form

At my workplace, twice a year, I'm asked to sign a particular form that my working hours are within acceptable limits for the organization. About a year ago, higher-ups started requiring receipt of ...
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Maxing out vacation days before quitting? [duplicate]

I have about 5 days of vacation saved up at my current employer. Would it be rude and unprofessional to use them and give my two weeks notice the day I return?
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Pre-Approved Vacation Time - Will I Forfeit if I Resign?

I currently have 2 weeks of approved vacation time at my current job, beginning next week (Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd). However I just received another job offer today, and that company wants me to start ...
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USA Resignation - Changing the last day at a company [closed]

I worked many years, mostly remotely from California/CA, USA, for a company which has offices in many cities of USA including the region where I lived. But, the company recently started discouraging ...
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Moving from California to Washington state - Payout for unused vacation? [closed]

I worked full time for a company for many years from the San Francisco bay area region in California, USA. After discussion with my manager, I gave notice to quit in November 2019 and my last day is ...
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Is it acceptable to prorate PTO promised in an Offer Letter?

I received an informal offer from a software company which included 0 hours of PTO. I countered the offer and was promised 10 days (80 hours) of PTO. With this apparent "signing bonus" as the deciding ...
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How does "unlimited holidays" work in practice? [duplicate]

Lately I am seeing work offers from many companies, and I often found companies based in the US state Unlimited holidays as part of their perks. During the interviews I asked about this, and they say ...
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Interview scheduling - Should I ask for an additional day off?

I have a bit of a conundrum. I'm currently employed, but I'm job-searching and I have two final interviews scheduled close to each other (driving distance), but very far from me (plane travel ...
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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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Boss refusing vacation after tentatively agreeing but ticket booked! [closed]

So for the entire month of August I have been indicating to my boss and my team that I would like to take vacation end of Nov/beg of Dec and was saving all my time for then. It was never a problem and ...
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How can I confront a manager who doesn't fairly distribute flex time and vacation coverage expectations?

I work in a cardiac catheterization lab where all nurses are trained to do all cases. My manager is requiring two specific nurses provide vacation coverage and flex time coverage when others are away ...
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Is unspent vacation time a good argument in pay negotiations?

In job interviews, discussing vacation time (PTO) is not too clever: it signals you are thinking about time not spent for the company. Does this consequently make it an excellent topic discussing ...
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Repercussions of negotiating Vacation days in new job offer

Background I am currently in hiring process of a start-up company as full time employee that is willing to roll out an lucrative offer, actually they have already sent out a rough draft of work ...
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Denied vacation time

I'm in a difficult position because I was denied vacation time (only 1.5 days off requested). Well, my manager did not explicitly say no but replied to me with "It will be difficult for me to approve ...
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I agreed to cancel a long-planned vacation (with travel costs) due to project deadlines, but now the timeline has all changed again

TL;DR cancelled a long-planned trip due to a delay in project deadlines and my backup person quitting, and received most of the cost back from the company. Turns out in retrospect it wasn't necessary ...
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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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Is there a term for half working while traveling?

I will be going on an extended vacation, but I will be working for half the time. Kind of like half digital nomad, half on PTO. Is there a term for this? I'm supposed to mark my calendar when I'm on ...
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Did I ruin my chances at a job offer by going out of the country for 1.5 weeks?

Good news - a company I'm interviewing with wants to move forward to the last round of interviews and asked for my availabilities for next week. (Potential) bad news - I'm going to be out of the ...
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How to handle using accrued paid time strategically off when changing jobs

The company I am currently employed with does not offer a payout for unused vacation time; any unused time is forfeited upon my leave. That being said, what I would like to do is give my notice to my ...
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