Episode 20: Tips on Employee Time-Off Requests, Part Two of Two
Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Leaving The Nest. I’m your host, Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world. This is Part 2 of the Time-Off Requests mini-series.
In the first episode, we spoke primarily about when to take time off, how to take it, making sure you know who to talk to, and general best practices.
For this episode, we are going to assume you’ve been given the green light to take time off and I want to make sure you’re setting yourself and your team up for success so you can enjoy your time away.
Don’t forget to share this episode with others you know who are just starting out in their careers —you might be able to coordinate your time-off requests together! (Just don’t forget to put that time on your calendars!)
In This Episode:
[1:14] – Kathleen shares a funny little thought she’s been having and wants to pick our brains.
[3:13] – This is what we should do as soon as we start planning to take time off.
[4:35] – Everyone is a little different with their time-off requests.
[5:30] – Taking a week off is very different than taking a Friday off for a long weekend.
[7:12] – Generally, it’s good to have a document that has a list of all job responsibilities and who to call for follow-up while we’re out.
[9:07] – What is an out-of-office reply and what should go in it?
[11:37] – Kathleen shares what happened when she put her personal contact info in her out-of-office reply.
[13:56] – Make sure the dates, contact info, and subject line are all correct.
[14:55] – This is the mistake that recent college grads tend to make as it applies to out-of-office voice messages.
[15:59] – What do we do when our vacation is over and it’s back to our work-life reality?
[18:13] – Kathleen reminds us to allocate time to catch up with colleagues, catch up with what came in while we were out, and tackle our normal workload.
[19:04] – Here’s how to earn extra brownie points with the office when you get back from vacation.
[20:42] – Kathleen gives her final thoughts on taking time off.
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