The holiday season is here and we all are looking forward to soaking in the festivities.
It should be quite easy to hit the ‘send’ button on that leave application e-mail and earn the leave you’ve been carefully saving for the whole year. And you might expect that your manager will quickly approve and see you off with a smile.
Sadly that's not the case always. The holiday season is also a time for a reality check. A recent survey states that most Indian employees hesitate about taking leaves during the festive season while many cannot afford to ‘switch off’ even on holidays. A startling 65% of employed Indians had leftover holiday allowance at the end of the year.
While you may not be the only one who’s facing the possibility of leave-rejection, it is important to understand why you are in this situation. Try these tips next time you’re asking for a long leave. All the best! Happy Monster Holidays.
Now consider the scenario where you have tried everything you could to reason with your boss, and it’s still not working. Maybe there is too much on your manager's plate, which is preventing him or her from sanctioning your leave. Or maybe, a number of your colleagues have already taken leaves for the holiday season and you are the one your boss can depend on.
Here’s how you can deal with such a situation:
Finally, if your leave gets rejected, make this an opportunity to shine as a competent and flexible employee. #HappyMonsterHolidays