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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Doc, Feb 4, 2020.
Like what things you should say? And what things you shouldn’t say?
Did you get called into HR tomorrow morning or something?
Start with a good old fashioned sexist joke
obligatory they dont work for you
Doc, what's going to show up in the urine sample?
"Do you know who you are talking to?" always is a great start.
Less is more. I would listen carefully, but not say very much, particularly if you think you may have done or said something you shouldn't have.
I’m trying to get a lengthy leave of absence while not breaking bridges.
What crazy trip did this new girl talk you in to?
I would think that having a plan for coverage of your position in your absence would go a long way toward helping your case.
we had an exec do that a couple years ago but he only got six weeks. Women on maternity leave get 12 or so, so it's not like it's crazy in concept. Like KC said, having a plan for how to delegate stuff away is good.
As an HR professional, I always appreciate honesty and can’t stand ulterior motives and games people want to play. I would be more agreeable to requests when there doesn’t appear to be an angle that is being exploited.
Does your supervisor support a LOA? Does your company consider yourself a valuable employee with solid performance? That makes a difference as well.
A work coverage plan is a good idea. How much time are we talking about here?
Be prepared for your co-workers to hate you if you leave for an extended period of time and they have to absorb your work while you are gone.
I've helped cover for a number of maternity leaves and never once been resentful in it. Always viewed it as a good way to expand my own capabilities and develop new opportunities. If the work isn't delegated in a way that is doable for the employees, that's a poor manager.
Yeah leave for medical/family issues is cool. Normally I just improve the processes when Im covering for people. I was thinking they wanted extended time off to travel but maybe that isnt the case.
If it's not about a violation then who cares? Go in honest about your intentions about the leave and hope for the best. If you're trying to do something new have a plan in place (with your managers approval) about work covered and how the Leave of Absence will help you be a better employee Yada Yada.
Be prepared to not get it though if it's not a normal thing. My company gives sabbaticals every 10-ish years so it's semi expected and way easier if you have a compelling reason
Yep, same. I really enjoyed that part. Also helps that most of the time it was my manager so it was like a promotion audition. Doc very well may want to travel........if it's delegated out well the concept should be the same. I would hope if the opportunity arose that my coworkers would be cool with covering for me as well. And I've definitely taken a couple vacations that were at 2.5 weeks so that's a decent time to cover. And now this week I'm covering for someone. I get that a week isn't the same as six weeks or whatever he wants but IDK, I would hope I could be happy for my coworker...........and figure out how I could do the same some day!
there's a company up here that pays for a four week sabbatical every four years I think. Problem is they churn and burn people pretty fast so IDK how many ever get to utilize it.