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Hello. pfreshbackroomguy here. Sorry for not many replies lately. Working full time and going to school part time at a university has taken its toll on me. My spring break has started and i am back. I actually haven't started my p fresh training yet due to my team being short handed again but i did get the pay increase going from 9.23 to 10.23.
I have a question about time off requests.
There are two metal/hard rock concerts i want to go on a Saturday un June and and Sunday in July. I would love to have the both days off.
When asking for the time off, what reason should i put in and what should i say in the comments to get my etl to approve the days off? I was thinking about saying i want to have a vacation day instead of an extended time off.
I asked these questions because my etl is very hesitant to give time off requests. I am taking a survey of accounting class at university along with global culture class. My classes are Mondays and Tuesday mornings but my final exam for accounting is on Wednesday morning (i have never once worked a Wednesday morning). So over 2 weeks ago, i put two different time off requests. My first one on was for me to have the Wednesday morning of my accounting exam off. That was approved. My second was requesting the Tuesday right before off so i can have the day to study for my comunitive final. That request has yet to be approve nor denied. I need that day off more than anything.
For another request for a partical day off on Saturday, he told me hasnt approved nor denied it yet because he cant know what our schedule will be like that week and that the weekends are quote "harder to staff than the rest of the week".
If time off requests are the same since I left, then you don't have to list a reason. If I did feel like I needed to put in a reason, I usually put appointment, errands, or family event.
I've been really lucky with time off requests. First, I don't put them in very often and second, I always put them in way in advance. Usually you don't have to put comments unless you want to. The only time I have is if I request a specific day and let them know that I can juggle my schedule around it.