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When Sick Leave isn’t Enough & Employees Need a Leave of Absence


In last week’s post , I wrote about why paid sick leave is good for business. For most employees who are under the weather, a basic paid sick leave program can be enough to help employees recover from illness and minimize the risk of contagious employees spreading cold and flu germs around the office. But what happens when an employee’s time off for health reasons exceeds what you offer in your paid sick leave program? Know When to Give FMLA Leave Rights.

2014 103

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New Job for Career Growth?

Careers Done Write

While some workers have been thrust into career transition as a result of the economic downturn, many others are unhappy with their work situation and choose to leave on their own. Will the travel requirements be feasible based on my family life? How will I feel if this person leaves? Dear Deb, Since you revised my résumé, I have been at the same job for 3 ½ years.

2011 162

my mom wants to come with me to a professional conference and isn’t taking no for an answer

Ask a Manager

She often is very critical of me and my decisions, both personal and professional. and then … end the conversation (meaning hang up or, if you’re in person, leave). family, spouses & significant othersA reader writes: I have been in a job that I love for the past four years. It’s a government job that has the possibility to expire within the next four years.

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap


While you may have planned and executed something special for your significant other, friends, or family, what have you done to showcase your appreciation for your employees? Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments. Pictured: Stocked Kitchen full of snacks and treats at Google’s Corporate offices. .

2013 97

Performance Review a Problem? 16 Steps to a Robust Rebuttal

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The only perfect person. Its goals need to be: (1) to make a correct and true record of your performance; (2) to ensure that negative consequences do not follow, whether a Performance Improvement Plan, a reduced bonus or even job loss; and (3) to show the Reviewer and others that the employee is capable and prepared to defend his or her performance record, and hence his or her career and your family. Avoid the use of personal invective and criticisms.

2012 157

HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

The Job Quest

It’s wonderful to hear that, as a hiring manager, you focus on the quality that a person can bring to your business. Cheryl July 1st, 2010 @ 5:47 am I always wondered why employers should be so obsessed with gaps in employment on a resume or what appears to be ‘job hopping’ People take jobs and then they leave. As for gaps on the resume…hello…the average person will stay in a job 3 years and have over 10 jobs/career changes in a lifetime.

2010 176

“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” I have never seen a non-competition agreement provide that it is effective only the “first time I leave” the company, or, for that matter, “each time I leave the company,” either. Why Did You Leave?

2010 116

sending an anonymous note to my wife’s employer, internships and equity, and more

Ask a Manager

The internship would be taking place through family connections, and apparently the intern can afford to work without getting paid. I work in a fairly niche field that, due to the pandemic, has suddenly become very in demand (moving in-person instruction to online).

2020 39

The Day I Got Married ?, Part 2: Solemnization and Marriage

Personal Excellence Blog

… … … … … … … … … Some Pictures from Our Solemnization… My dad leading me down the aisle :) Our friends and family welcoming us ? The only reason why Dr. Kwoh wasn’t booked yet was because he originally blocked May 25 out for personal leave – but he promptly voided that and agreed to officiate our marriage after receiving my request.

2015 73

I miss my toxic old job, living with a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

I had a high opinion of my direct manager as a person, though she often contributed unknowingly to the toxic environment at times. A third person in my performance review meeting. Is the senior person sitting in senior to your boss too? It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 34

my boss approved a long vacation for me — but we can’t agree on the dates

Ask a Manager

We decided to take an extended vacation this summer and visit her family and friends in Europe (May 17-July 17). When we planned this trip six months ago, I decided that I would ask for personal leave (unpaid time) and I would have to be mentally prepared for them to say no, and for me to walk away from my job at that point. My manager decided I would be the point person to develop new skills in order to support this project.

2018 21

offering prayers to a coworker, employee falsely accused of attending a white supremacist march, and more

Ask a Manager

My office’s administrative assistant is currently visiting her family in Puerto Rico and is right in the path of Hurricane Irma. Do you think it’s okay for me to DM her on Slack and tell her that I’m praying for her and her family? Should I opt for a “thinking of you and your family” message instead? If you don’t know for sure that she’d appreciate the mention of prayers, I’d stick with “thinking of you and your family.”

are my clients hiring me to do work their companies believe they’re doing on their own?

Ask a Manager

It has happened twice (among 20ish contracts) that I find out some time after I’ve started a contract that the client is personally paying me for work for their company (where they are an employee, not founder/owner). So I don’t personally write invoices to my clients or have their payment information, which is why I don’t know I’m begin paid personally rather than through their company. How will you track down payment if the person disappears?

2019 25

sharing resumes with coworkers, should I have to plan a going-away party for my cubicle mate, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s absolutely fine to share information about applicants, including their resumes, with others within your organization; in fact, it’s common practice in many companies to share them within your department, or with other departments who might have an interest in a particular candidate, or to share the resume of the new hire with your whole team before the person starts. I have sat next to this person for nearly 2 years, and yes we talk a lot and have laughs.

2014 59

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

The previous heads were demoted and a new person was brought in with her own team. In July we went on a three-week holiday to visit his overseas family. Fortunately my job offers compassionate leave and I was able to get three days off to travel to the funeral, despite having used up my annual personal leave on the July trip. I’d say, “A family situation we had to take care of.”

2012 54

we’re supposed to share emotional baggage at meetings, managers calls to me whenever I pass his door, and more

Ask a Manager

My supervisor has recently adopted a “baggage-drop” activity, where we all go around the room and share what is on our minds, mostly personal stuff, supposedly to clear our heads and make the meeting more productive. (I Do they really want to know what’s on my mind, what personal things are weighing heavy on me? you’re worried about a deadline) or bland personal stuff (e.g., Can I ask to return to bereavement leave? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 29

using unlimited time off to work a second job, a sexist conference organizer, and more

Ask a Manager

Before I took this job, I was working part-time, and supplemented that with a nanny job for an awesome family that I love. It seems to me that the impact is no different than if I was leaving early to get my own kid from preschool, taking a day off to get my car fixed, or spending a week traveling with my partner — all of which are normal and even encouraged. How forthcoming and apologetic should I be about using most/all of my sick leave? It’s four answers to four questions.

2018 26

my interviewers didn’t hang up the phone after my interview, my boss can’t move past a mistake I made, and more

Ask a Manager

It is worth reflecting on whether there might have been something in your manner that a reasonable person could have misinterpreted, and maybe seek feedback from someone whose judgment you trust and who you know will be candid with you. It seems like they are trying to get free work, but some family and friends I’ve talked to say I should just bite the bullet and do it because it’s “normal” What are your thoughts? It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 27

manager blocked internal move, salary when moving to part-time, and more

Ask a Manager

I recently made a request at my job to move from a full-time schedule to a part-time one, due to some personal and medical issues that need more of my attention. My employer (a large company) advertised a post (to internal and external candidates) for a secondment to cover someone’s maternity leave. This person’s line manager has refused to release them from their current position. Many companies do indeed require a person’s current manager to sign off on a transfer.

Wage 20

my office doesn’t give us computers, my coworker gets paranoid when I talk to his staff, and more

Ask a Manager

The reason this gives me such pause is (a) this is such an immense cost to the employees it’s unbelievable, (b) I worry about mixing my personal and work, in terms of who owns what, and (c) this was my personal computer long before it was my work computer — what ability/right do they have to see what I’m doing on it outside of work time? If you otherwise love the job and feel good about the employer, it’s not necessarily something to leave the job over.

2017 21

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

Ask A Manager

I’d be willing to do that for $x/hour if that would be helpful.&# (This may lead to a consulting arrangement, but more likely it’ll lead to them leaving you alone.) I mentored my replacement, and I feel like I have a personal and professional investment in her success. Reply Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm Leaving a comprehensive handover document is mandatory in my workplace, which you would circulate to your manager + your usual project team colleagues.

2011 58