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While I don't see any disadvantage for me to apply the leaves as suggested by him You are taking sick days when you are not actually sick. Maybe this is OK with and encouraged by your manager but what are the consequences of HR finding out? You need to read your employee handbook and find out if sick days at your company can only be used if you are ...


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This is a type of unethical conduct or workplace dishonesty which happens in hierarchical environments where there is little accountability of the greater good and huge accountability from your imminent relations. What it could be about: As pointed by many: boss looking after his workers. He cares about the loyalty of his workers. Loyalty allows him to ...


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It is not completely unusual for employees to view sick days as a commodity that are there to be "used up". This is an incorrect view of the world but just about common enough that it is likely your boss genuinely believes that you deserve the sick days as holiday. However... It would be very unusual for this to be an actual company policy and as such you ...


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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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While I don't see any disadvantage for me to apply the leaves as suggested by him, it is beyond my understanding whats in it for him? There should be nothing for him personally here. He seems to be trying to build goodwill with the employee (you) by getting more monetary benefits available to you (by having PTO's cashed / carried over) by working the system....


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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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All these make me think that Bob will soon leave the company You only think that. You don't know. Probably Bob doesn't even know himself, due to him being assigned a new project soon: Next month, we will have a product owner and work using Scrum framework and the team will also include Bob. This sounds a lot more professional than before. If 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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Sounds like your manager is trying to cut you a break. My old shop had sick days that you could roll over because we were union. But some places don't, so it sounds like hes trying to help you stretch your time. So long as HR doesn't complain, it looks like he's just being nice. I wouldn't worry too much, because sometimes you get someone who isn't just in ...


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You should always be prepared for new hires. People can leave your team for many reasons, some suddenly and beyond your control. Your responsibility to the product owner isn't necessarily a particular set of people but the resources to deliver. From your question, I don't see where you've simply asked Bob what's up. It's certainly not unusual to hate ...


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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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Going to propose the social route here: Talk to Bob. If you have any kind of personal relationship with Bob, then just have a word with him. Hey, so this is a confidential conversation as your friend, but the other day I noticed your CV on the PC...Are you thinking of leaving? Then, if they say yes: I understand how you feel and will be sad ...


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