TIme off at work

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 2
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776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

october is long ways away she will prob forget about your tonsils hopfully. i would take my supervisers advise and take an unpaid leave.  its not like you planned to for this to happen to you

Post # 3
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

No don’t cancel your honeymoon. This is your health! You couldn’t have predicted this and that would be an awful employee if they held it against you. One of my direct reports had her tonsils out and I had her go on short term disability because it is a tough surgery. Once she recovered and came back to work I didn’t expect her to work more to make up for it and looked at her no differently than anyone else who took vacation. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I would not cancel my honeymoon if I were in your situation. Your job is important but so is your health and your marriage. 

Post # 8
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800 posts
Busy bee

Girl, no. I spent almost 20 years in corporate America before going out on my own. My drive to succeed in my corporate job almost cost me my fertility due to prolonged high levels of stress. 

1. You DO NOT want to work for a company who has so little empathy for its employees that they would hold a medical leave against you when deciding raises and/or promotions. A company like that will ruin your health and your relationships over time. 

 

2. Most managers understand that a honeymoon and a toncilectomy are one-time reasons to be out of the office and not an example of slacking off or unprofessionalism. Again, if you think your owner really would not be understanding and weaponize your two leaves against you, is this really the company you want to bust your butt for? BecUse clearly they don’t care about you at all and would probably let you go in a hurry if push came to shove. 

 

I would not address with the owner unless you want to (with your manager’s input and permission) send an email outlining the weeks you’ll be out to assure her there is a plan in place to cover your workload while you’re out. Though I still would not do that unless you have a professional relationship where you giving her a status update is a regular occurance.

Post # 9
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8634 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

otterbee :  I wouldn’t worry about it. Your supervisor approved it, one absence is for an unexpected surgery and the other is for your once in a lifetime honeymoon. Do you work directly with the owner on a daily basis? Even if you do, surely they understand surgery and honeymoon and won’t be thinking about this a couple years down the road when you’re up for a promotion. It’s great that you’re considering the impact, but after weighing the pros and cons, I would stick with your planned honeymoon.

Post # 10
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

otterbee :  Annual leave and Sick leave are two different kinds of leave, and one shouldn’t inform the other. I don’t know where you are, but I know in Australia by law you’re required to have 4x weeks paid annual (holiday) leave and 2x weeks paid sick leave as a legislated bare minimum. They’re processed differently.

If your boss thinks they’re the same kettle of fish then your workplace is messed up

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you not have short term disability?  Anything more than a week out got medical reasons is covered under STD fort us after the initial one week waiting period.  But either way no, a medical “vacation” and honeymoon within 2 to 3 months seems fine to me.  And if the person doing the promoting doesn’t do the vacations, then why would it matter?

Post # 13
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8634 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

otterbee :  With each update this sounds like less of an issue. I would not sweat it at all.

Post # 14
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800 posts
Busy bee

sbl99 :  Her workplace isn’t messed up; the United States is messed up. There are no national laws outlining required annual leave and even if there were, businesses with less than 20 or 50 employers are exempt from many of the existing workplace regulations that bigger companies must comply with. 

 

The average US worker gets about 2 weeks a year (to be divided between sick, vacation, etc) and many people in many industries don’t even get 1 day and must take unpaid leave off. I had generous PTO of 5 weeks in my corporate job and that was highly unusual.

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