(Closed) Is getting a tattoo a valid reason reason to skip work/ leave early?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Is getting a tattoo a legit reason to skip work?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    5 %
    No : (148 votes)
    89 %
    Other : (11 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Getting a tattoo is not a reason to take off work time but did she use vacation time instead? 

    Post # 4
    Member
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    No, it’s not. Get the artist to come in on the weekend or stay late if you need it, or just book a day off from your holidays. They’re getting paid 100+ dollars an hour, they’ll come in on your schedule if you ask nicely enough. I’d never leave work early or skip out to get a tattoo. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Nope. Not a valid excuse at all. Most tattoo shops are open until midnight or later so there’s no reason to leave work early or skip out on work to go get one.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If she used paid time off, or is hourly and didn’t get paid for that time, I don’t see an issue with it.  Especially with PTO, its her time to use how she wishes.

    Post # 7
    Member
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Not a good reason, but if the boss doesn’t have an issue with it, and the work is still getting done/shift is being covered, then it is what it is!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    People are allowed to use their PTO as they please.  With that said, I would probably judge her, too, since I figure that’s something she could do on the weekend.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2359 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would do it cuz with my job it doesn’t really matter.  

    Post # 10
    Member
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    No, not a valid excuse at all!!! If they used their sick leave then that is disgusting Yell I hate it when people take advantage of the system and there aren’t any consequences!! I’d be livid!

    Post # 11
    Member
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m going to get a lot of backlash for this, but it really depends on where you work.  I have flex time and I’m exempt, as are most of my coworkers.  There are days (sometimes for weeks in a row) where we’ll work 10-12 hour days.  We can pretty much go to our boss and say “hey- need to leave early” and there are no questions asked as long as you don’t abuse it. I totally think there is nothing wrong with this. It’s a “perk” of not getting paid overtime.

    However, if you don’t work at a place that does have flexibility, it is wrong.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    3121 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Did she take sick leave or PTO?  I think it is a stupid way to use PTO, if that’s what she used…but, I guess that’s her prerogative   

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    No, not at all.  Unless she chose to use her PTO/vacation time.  In which case, it’s her time off to burn however she pleases.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I said other because if she’s using vacation or is paid by the hour and just clocked off and left, that’s her choice. If she’s on salary, that’s not cool.  

    Post # 15
    Member
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Assuming that she’s using vacation/annual leave then I don’t see that as any less valid than taking off work to go to Disneyworld.

    Post # 16
    Member
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The state were I live, no reasoing has to be provided for PTO. So sure, they can do whatever they want. Thats legally speaking. Personally speaking, if that was one of my employees, yes, I would probably be a little peeved but like I said, thats a personal thing.

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