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The implications have been covered extensively in other answers. I just want to add that ghosting the employer may not work completely. In most jurisdictions the employer has a duty of care toward their employees. If an employee simply doesn't show up for work when expected, the employer will do everything they can to get in touch with the employee. As a ...


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To answer the question: Potential Consequences of ghosting or quitting immediately Sued for breach of contract (you mentioned a required 6 month notice) Not qualifying for unemployment benefits Loss of severance package Destruction of your professional reputation <-- Almost guaranteed, not just potential No chance at a good future reference, and some ...


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What will be the consequence of not returning or ghosting my employers while on leave? Your reputation will be shot, and a bad reputation will follow you for years Most industries are very tight knit, and people tend to transfer between companies within the same industries, plus there are trade shows where people talk, et cetera. That is enough of an ...


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This is a horrible plan. If you want to leave, provide the proper notice, then leave. Do not just quit without providing any notice. It even looks worse if you take PTO and then not show up to work after. It is considered really bad form, unprofessional, and you can kiss any positive references from them goodbye as well.


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My question is, why would you ghost your employer while on leave and just not come back? Why not just return from leave, and on your first day just go to HR and be like "hey, I decided this job isn't for me, see ya later"? That would work way better and be way less unethical. It's a job, you can quit whenever you want (modulo e.g. 2 weeks notice and so on)...


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Obviously, you are in breach of your contract. What that means for your specific contract is up to you to figure out. It will definitely burn any bridge there, you will not get a good reference from that company. Depending on country and employer, you should not be surprised when the police comes knocking on your door, peeking through your windows, talking ...


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What will be the consequence of not returning or ghosting my employers while on leave? There's burning bridges and then there's napalming them to a crisp. The exact consequences are going to depend quite a lot on your location and perhaps most importantly what your contract says about things like giving notice. If you happen to be in a situation where you'...


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You don't :) Simply because you're not allowed to do it. It's the doctor that determines if it's the sick leave. You need a paper from the doctor to get sick leave, don't you? ;) So if the doctor gives you the paper, than it's the sick leave, otherwise it's not. Neither you nor your company have anything to say about than.


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I don't know where you are in the world, but i have seen sick days taken used in redundancy matrices. So even if it is not immediately apparent it could have detrimental long term effects. What happens if you do catch an illness that requires lots of sick days, you will now be over and HR will be on your back, with a possible warning.


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I'll need a day off to prepare my work permit. Does it count as work or a vacation? It depends: When voluntary changing employers and starting in a new job, any time you need to invest before you land that job and can actually start your first day in the new job, is usually your own. Frequently new employers will reimburse (some of) the expenses ...


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Your boss is messing with your professional reputation I don't know if that is their intention, but it is certainly the end result. Taking sick leave straight after a planned holiday generally carries a negative connotation - it is not a good look. Your boss might think they're doing you a favour, but it could give other people in the company the impression ...


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Just because this has not been mentioned yet, Assuming your company is larger, I have seen organisations where the budget for paid vacation comes directly from your team / manager's budget, but sickness comes from a central company medical expense budget. It could be that your manager is trying to manipulate such a system to have a little more money for the ...


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Honestly I'd guess there's a greater than average chance that what's happening here is not legitimate. I think you probably realise that it would take some extraordinary reason for it to be. Key seems to be this line why waste it when other types of leave are available Well, because the different types of leave are for different purposes. There's ...


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