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Request for time off without pay.

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by KatKam33, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. KatKam33

    KatKam33 New commenter

    Hi all, my daughter is expecting her first baby very soon and I would love to be around when she delivers. Do you think it would be looked upon favourably if I asked to take a few days off without pay when it big event occurs? She lives 3 hours away so isn't just a quick hop up the road for a swift visit every night. Has anyone else been in this position? If yes, then I'd be grateful for your stories or thoughts. Thank you.
  2. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    You can ask. At my school you definitely wouldn't get it. no time off during term time. That's for all staff; teaching and ancillary. Lots of tears on lots of occasions because people still ask.
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  3. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    You can ask. I would certainly consider 1 day unpaid. Three would depend upon what your job role was.
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  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    As @Jesmond12 says.

    Best wishes to the new Granny!

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  5. ictbev

    ictbev New commenter

    When my daughter had her first baby my school (an academy) let me take a PAID week off and a few years later the same school let me take a week off to look after my mum when she had a hip replacement.
    All you can do is ask, you may be pleasantly surprised.
    Being a gran is the best thing in the world
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  6. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    ....and grandad. Plus you can give them back at the end of the day!
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  7. KatKam33

    KatKam33 New commenter

    Thank you. I'm going to pose the question tomorrow , fingers crossed.

    Thanks for your support I am extremely excited for the new arrival xxxx

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