One of the things that make being in school better than being a part of the workforce is the fact that with the school you get months of breaks multiple times throughout the year, and when you’re working you just get two weeks. As much as it sucks, some people never even get to use their two weeks the best way that they can. To make sure that’s not you, here’s all you need to know about taking your leave during your first year of work.
In Most Companies You Can’t Take A Leave Of Absence Before The 6-Month Mark
Most companies don’t allow you to take your 2 weeks leave from work if you haven’t been working for at least 6 months. However, that specific mandatory period of work isn’t always 6 months, so you should check in with your company’s HR.
You Don’t Have To Take Your Leave All At Once
One hack most people never discover about their leave is that you don’t have to take it all at once. You can discuss with your HR to come up with alternative arrangements that work like working four days and taking every Friday off, or even taking two days off every week until you’ve used up your leave.
You Need To Give Advance Notice
This goes without saying but you can’t just get up and decide that you’re taking your leave. You need to send an advance notice to your team so that they can come up with a plan for the time that you’ll be away. In most places that you’ll work, you can fill out a leave form that covers all the details.
You Can Talk To HR If You Have Any Questions
Finally, the process for taking leave will differ for different companies so to get all the information and assistance that you need, walk into your HR’s office and speak to them directly.