TIme off at work

posted 5 months ago in Career
Post # 31
9222 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
1567 posts
Bumble bee

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
3090 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

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
5959 posts
Bee Keeper

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
4601 posts
Honey bee

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
9753 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
2331 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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
7167 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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…….

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