Post # 31
LilliV : I agree it doesn’t seem to be an issue currently, but IMO it may look “better” to the owner to have official documentation that one leave was 100% medically related. If she does qualify it’s just some simple paperwork. And you never know if you’ll have complications or need more time. It’s not a bad thing to have the protection in place beforehand.
Post # 32
otterbee : I can tell from this thread that you are a very dedicated emoloyee, and I’m sure that comes across in your daily work as well. I wouldn’t worry at all.
Post # 33
My dear, you are creating a problem in your head where one doesn’t need to be.
You’ve had the time off approved. You have plenty of time to ensure that things are in place for others to properly cover off for you while you’re away. It’s going to be just FINE.
It is really not that unusual for people to take extended holidays. The world keeps turning.
Post # 34
Two weeks off from work seems excessive for tonsil removal. When I got mine out I think I took 1 week, it didnt seem like an issue.
If you’re worried, can you take one week off and the second week of modified duties?
Post # 35
Do NOT kill yourself to try to be the model employee. I know firsthand it has almost zero impact on furthering your career. I overworked in my 20s and it didn’t lead to extras. I do less now and have gotten further. Commanding respect for your health and free time us better than killing yourself working instead of surgery or honeymoon. Take them at their word and enjoy your honeymoon!
Post # 36
I think you are overthinking this. You have a nonrefundable vacation request from October for April. Now there are unpredictable and unforseen medical issues that require another 2 weeks of leave. If you are a responsible and reliable employee there should be no issue.
If my employer retaliated based on this I would GTFO of there as soon as possible. fuck that. I would just save your emails to show it was medically related.
Post # 37
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
It sounds like you are asking off for two separate – but each very important – weeks off. It’s your health and your happiness. Don’t feel guilty about either occasion.
My husband was in the running for becoming partner when we took our honeymoon. He took almost 2 weeks off work. In the company we work for, it’s honestly rare for upper management to take vacation so I was nervous he wouldn’t be able to get it off. We took our honeymoon and it was amazing. I’m so glad we got the time off. A few months later my husband made partner 🙂
Your honeymoon is something that, imo, is super important and shouldn’t be treated as normal time off for a vacation. To me, it’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime sort of deal.
And obviously, you can’t help the medical issues that arose. Don’t worry about it.
Post # 38
No way would you need 2 weeks off for a tonsillectomy, barring complications of course. I took a week off a couple years ago when I had mine (at age 32), and I could have easily gone back earlier.
Post # 39
I love all the doctors on here telling OP that she doesn’t need two weeks off even though she talks for a living and her actually doctor did say she needed two weeks…….
Post # 40
LilliV : I do really hope everything goes strong quickly and smoothly as everyone is saying! I’ve only heard the opposite at this point (even from my doctor). His biggest concern is the high risk of hemorrhaging, so he’s directing bed rest with the exception of toilet and shower to keep my blood pressure down for the first week. He said for the first 48 hours I need someone with me 24/7 to ensure that I stay hydrated (I’m on a certain fluid ML regimen every two hours- I haven’t gone to per-op appointment yet so I’m not sure the amount) and to ensure I don’t bleed. He actually recommended 3 weeks but said he would still do the surgery with a minimum of 2.
Post # 41
jellybellynelly : I’m hoping mine goes this well as I’ve only heard the opposite up until this point!
Post # 42
sarathemermaid : thank you so much! This is so helpful for putting my mind at ease!
Post # 43
kes18 : Perhaps I am overthinking it! The bee has helped me put it into perspective. Thank you!