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MrThomas43423
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"Poll question: In a Professional Environment....What is the Proper Way to Request Leave..."


  

          

just checking. cause i'm working with some sure-fire, coon bastards over here. and i just need to know if my expectations are justified or not.

Poll result (5 votes)
email only (2 votes)Vote
work phone call only (0 votes)Vote
cell phone call only (0 votes)Vote
cell phone text message only (0 votes)Vote
email or any phone call (0 votes)Vote
any of the above (3 votes)Vote

  

  

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what kind of leave? is this a request, or notification?
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notification. the 'i will not be in today.' request.
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      this 2015, text is fine. call is better, voicemail works.
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      i can text that to my supervisor.
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      I do the same
Apr 08th 2015
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      Oh, day of? Any of the above.
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31
           i text my coworkers too.
Apr 08th 2015
33
                It also helps if the boss doesn't understand and you need to
Apr 08th 2015
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It depends on office culture, length of leave and when it begins.
Apr 08th 2015
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office culture: hood. length of leave: 1 day. when it begins: 2 hrs.
Apr 08th 2015
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      it'll still vary by manager or supervisor and possibly employee.
Apr 08th 2015
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      show up the next day and cuss someone out when they ask about you.
Apr 08th 2015
40
also, the timesheet management software should have a 'request'
Apr 08th 2015
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RE: In a Professional Environment....What is the Proper Way to Request L...
Apr 08th 2015
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what do you mean by leave?
Apr 08th 2015
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Send an email to higher ups then make a formal system request
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i voted red if you meant vacation
Apr 08th 2015
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oh you meant a call out...
Apr 08th 2015
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There should be an established procedure for requesting time off
Apr 08th 2015
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THIS
Apr 08th 2015
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formal slip HANDED to your boss
Apr 08th 2015
11
In advance, I submit a form. Sick leave? I call or email.
Apr 08th 2015
12
Sick leave?
Apr 08th 2015
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basically....i sent an email and got reamed for not sending a text
Apr 08th 2015
19
also....i hate talking to my boss
Apr 08th 2015
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this might be the real reason. im sure the 'hate' is apparent.
Apr 08th 2015
24
      she's the least people person supervisor i've ever met.
Apr 08th 2015
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           And hopefully one without an interest in The Roots or hip-hop?
Apr 08th 2015
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have you ever texted a notification before? do you usually email?
Apr 08th 2015
22
been here since Oct. this is my 1st same day leave request
Apr 08th 2015
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      i can understand that. also, texts aren't that reliable. unless you use
Apr 08th 2015
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           i've never sent her a text. never.
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so next time send a text.
Apr 08th 2015
23
this is the problem....cause neither do i
Apr 08th 2015
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      enjoy your day.
Apr 08th 2015
32
You just gotta take that one man
Apr 08th 2015
35
We have a shared Google Calendar as our official format.
Apr 08th 2015
30
Now that I realize this post is about unscheduled leave
Apr 08th 2015
37
Phone call. then shoot off that email/text saying "as a
Apr 08th 2015
34
the only thing thats not standard is text.u gotta establish that protoco...
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Deadzombie
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1. "what kind of leave? is this a request, or notification?"
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MrThomas43423
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10. "notification. the 'i will not be in today.' request."
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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Deadzombie
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14. "this 2015, text is fine. call is better, voicemail works."
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email is all the same.

also, timing is a factor.

the message should be sent at least 30 min. before you're set to show.

  

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SoWhat
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17. "i can text that to my supervisor."
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i don't have to call or email him.

but i tend to call his office phone and either tell him or leave a voicemail message.

fuck you.

  

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18. "I do the same"
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31. "Oh, day of? Any of the above."
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I've done all of the above, tho if I do a text, I'll also email the team as well.

  

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33. "i text my coworkers too."
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so if my boss doesn't hear the voicemail message or see the text and asks one of them they can inform him.

fuck you.

  

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36. "It also helps if the boss doesn't understand and you need to"
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clarify.

We had a case once where my co-worker was very sick (like, hospitalization sick) and his text to the manager was sort of unclear/out of it. He's more casual w/ me, so he was better able to get the point across when he texted me. My manager was under the impression he was asking for a few hours off later in the day, not "I'm seriously ill and not coming in at all".

That did result in a department-wide email about being direct in unscheduled leave request calls/emails/texts, but still.

  

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2. "It depends on office culture, length of leave and when it begins."
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There's no hard fast rule.

fuck you.

  

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MrThomas43423
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13. "office culture: hood. length of leave: 1 day. when it begins: 2 hrs."
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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20. "it'll still vary by manager or supervisor and possibly employee."
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around here some of us text our supervisor's personal cell phone when we're not coming in. others call his personal cell phone. i call his office phone and if i don't reach him i send a text to his personal cell phone.

fuck you.

  

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40. "show up the next day and cuss someone out when they ask about you."
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office culture:hood

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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Deadzombie
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3. "also, the timesheet management software should have a 'request'"
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feature.

  

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4. "RE: In a Professional Environment....What is the Proper Way to Request L..."
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I don't do any work shit by just phone. I want everything in writing and electronic is better.

I even follow up face to face meetings with, just to follow up from our conversation, types of emails.

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5. "what do you mean by leave?"
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when i request 'leave' i submit a form to my VP and wait for approval

when i call out, though?

i text my admin and say i ain't coming.

if i don't get a response from her, i email my VP and cc a colleague.

sometimes i call but traditionally, a text and/or email will do.

  

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6. "Send an email to higher ups then make a formal system request"
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Streets won't let me chill.

  

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7. "i voted red if you meant vacation"
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that way you have it documented
in the company's email system

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15. "oh you meant a call out..."
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i usually text my boss
when i call out

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8. "There should be an established procedure for requesting time off"
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Especially in larger companies.

  

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9. "THIS"
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11. "formal slip HANDED to your boss"
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12. "In advance, I submit a form. Sick leave? I call or email. "
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16. "Sick leave?"
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If you're taking a day off at short notice (i.e. sick or an emergency) then e-mail and a call. I want to know if people aren't coming in ASAP.

If you're booking leave for a future date, just an e-mail is fine.

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19. "basically....i sent an email and got reamed for not sending a text"
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i'm supposed to get to work at 9. at 7:27 i sent an email saying i wouldn't be in today. there may or may not have been a 10:00 meeting (that i really didn't know anything about) but i could have provided insight on one particular item.

i got an email at 10:11 from my supervisor saying "you are to text me when you are requesting unscheduled leave." and apparently during the meeting she was painting me as AWOL and asking people to see if i was in my cubicle. it all just strikes me as so unprofessional. is she not checking her email? like what kind of supervisory high paying professional doesn't check their email first thing in the day.
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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21. "also....i hate talking to my boss"
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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24. "this might be the real reason. im sure the 'hate' is apparent."
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if there's tension any and everything become an issue.

  

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26. "she's the least people person supervisor i've ever met."
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it's not just me. and as the new guy....i've kept an open mind. but she's not going to be in that position too much longer. too much beef with EVERYBODY.

she's a nagging, nitpicky ass woman.
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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38. "And hopefully one without an interest in The Roots or hip-hop?"
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You sorta kinda goin' in, B. You may wanna edit.

  

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22. "have you ever texted a notification before? do you usually email?"
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are you hung-over?

  

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25. "been here since Oct. this is my 1st same day leave request"
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no policy, seemingly in place. not hung over, but fucking tired. and i used to day to handle some stuff. and sleep.

i mean i could have called. probably should have called. but to me a call and an email are basically the same thing. to mandate me to text seems stupid.
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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27. "i can understand that. also, texts aren't that reliable. unless you use"
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imessage, of course.

  

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29. "i've never sent her a text. never."
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this would have literally been the 1st text i sent her. and out of a 10 day pay period...she teleworks 9 days. so you'd think that email would be a big part of her regular routine. i know when i work from home i'm paranoid about checking my shit.
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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23. "so next time send a text."
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*shrugs*

she probably won't get much traction if she tries to 'write you up' for this since you DID notify her of your unscheduled leave via email at least an hour before your start time. (note: i've worked in gov't offices where we had to send such a request or notice w/in a certain time b4 our scheduled start time - i dunno what the rule is where you work).

fuck you.

  

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28. "this is the problem....cause neither do i"
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> i dunno what the rule is where you work).

and i guarantee that the supervisors on other teams are fine with emails or texts.
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it's true what they say...people are strange, when you're strangers.

not compassionate....only polite.

I am not like you at all and i cannot pretend.

  

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32. "enjoy your day."
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next time send a text.

fuck you.

  

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35. "You just gotta take that one man"
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I know it sucks (trust me, I KNOW) and you feel bad because you didn't know you did anything wrong, but it's one of those "things" that doesn't come up until it comes up.

  

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30. "We have a shared Google Calendar as our official format."
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37. "Now that I realize this post is about unscheduled leave"
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we can email, text, or call, but the text is the most likely format to be read/responded/understood first.

It's also ideal for us to email the team so that no one in other departments is calling looking for you.

  

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34. "Phone call. then shoot off that email/text saying "as a "
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follow up to the voicemail msg i just left---yadda yadda".


that email/text needs a read and/or delivery receipt

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39. "the only thing thats not standard is text.u gotta establish that protoco..."
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before doing it since it's out of the norm. the standards are phone and then email.

it shouldnt be a question about the way your place expects it to be done. management shoulda been established a policy and communicated it.

  

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