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6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

Are you taking a break this summer?

Hamsa Ramesha | Allhealthcare

4. Don’t Leave Loose Ends

Have you wrapped up your end of the shift? Got someone to cover your daily tasks? Designated a point person to handle any questions while you’re gone? Leaving work left undone and coworkers hanging is a big mistake — one that will annoy your coworkers and make your manager think twice the next time someone wants to go on vacation. Manage your responsibilities yourself and make sure you’re covered. There’s nothing more inconsiderate than a someone who leaves work for colleagues to finish.

5. Do Get it in Writing

You politely asked your manager two months ago if you can take a vacation. You did everything right and got approval to go. But now your trip is a week away and your boss has no recollection of the conversation. Should’ve gotten it in writing! When you go in to ask for time off for a few months down the road, get your boss to put it in writing — either on paper or in an email. That way if they back out at the last minute — or simply forget the conversation — you have tangible proof that you weren’t making it up!

6. Don’t Feel Guilty

It’s easy to feel like you’re being a lazy employee if you want to skip town for some fun. But you shouldn’t. Don’t feel bad for taking time off! After all, your vacation days are yours to do with as you please, and what’s the point in wasting them by feeling bad about it? Instead, channel the focus you have at work into having some serious fun! Work hard, play hard.


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