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What should I do? You should ask your doctor for a note where they explain that you need time-off. A Doctor's note is the strongest evidence you can provide to your employer that you need to take time off for sickness. If after this your employer still doesn't recognize your time off, then I suggest you contact a Lawyer that can assist you here (case in ...


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I'm like 95% sure that Scotland has laws mandating workplace safety, and getting sexually assaulted while on the job definitely violates that requirement! I would recommend talking to a lawyer and/or your union representative about potentially making an industrial relations complaint and/or lawsuit against your employer. Just make sure to start documenting ...


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3. Inform the CEO of the situation. I’m hesitant to do this because it may lead to the immediate termination of the GM which would cause significant disarray because I’m the only on-location manager capable of covering for the GM fully but I’m not available for the next two weeks. Edit: this is the 7th or so instance of approved time-off being ignored. ...


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Well, this is the 7th time this has happened. Without being harsh, this is something that you should have complained about every time it has happened. For all the business knows, you could have made non-cancellable bookings, either for flights or accommodation. First of all, assume it is a mistake by the GM and bring this oversight to their attention. Give ...


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How to handle vacation being cut short? You wrote "this and concessions to my volunteer summer teaching gig causing me to miss all of this vacation". So if "this" accounts for one day, and "concessions" accounts for all the rest, then no matter what you do in regard to this job, you are only getting one day back at best. If I saw that I was incorrectly ...


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Sorry for your loss. Are you asking when you think it's a good idea to return to work? If so, I recommend taking as long as you need. At the very least enough time to take care of her funeral, expenses, paperwork, will, stopping any auto payments (social security, retirements, etc do not spend this money as they will ask it back or do a reversal from the ...


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Before anything, deeply sorry for your loss. Regarding your question, I would say that there is not a strict guide on that. Every person reacts differently to pain and loss, and have different needs. Some would like to vanish from the world, others would look for company all the time, and so on. So, my suggestion would be to you get in touch with your ...


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I've never had an issue with taking an hour or two during the day to do a doctor's appointment or go to the bank. When asked, most employers and managers will be flexible enough as they have the same difficulties themselves. Usually you might be asked to make up the time at the end of the day or throughout the week even if there is no official flexitime, ...


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Commonly handled in a way: You don't need car fixed very often, usually you can find mechanics that open at 7 when you start at 9. You don't have to set second appointment. Usually people are informed about what need to be done and pricing right away and they leave the car for fixing. Then they pickup car earlier in the morning or arrange mechanic to stay ...


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Talk to your colleagues/HR manager You can talk to your colleagues/HR to understand how things work in the local context (as you are an outsider). How do they handle such chores? (As it appears) you have relocated for the job. That way you may have additional tasks such as looking for a rental place and procuring necessary household stuff. I don't think it ...


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