Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work By: Moira Smith
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work2 Definition of Absence from Work Definition: Refers to a person who worked less than the usual hours, worked zero hours in a week,or who had an extended work absence, and the reason for the absence.
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work3 Rule for Calling in Absent Need 1 hour off from work, give a day notice. Need a whole day off from work, ask one week in advance. Need a week off from work, ask 1 month in advance.
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work4 Soon as You Know Tell your supervisor you need time off as soon as you know If you wait you may not get an approval for the time off
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work5 Who should make the Call? You should be making the call –No one else should make the call, which includes: Mother Father Friend Sister/Brother Wife/Husband
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work6 Reasons Why You cannot make Call when Absent Hospitalized-Unable to speak Unable to speak (illness) Physical accident (i.e. car accident)
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work7 Who to Talk to ? You should speak to your supervisor or employer. Talk to co-worker if supervisor not there. Remember who you gave the message to.
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work8 Some Legal Excuses to be Absent First, make sure you ask what excuses are legal absences. Contagious illness Death in immediate family Approved vacation Weather (Bad) Maternity leave
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work9 Un-acceptable Excuses for Absence Doctor appointment Transportation (if live in city use public transportation) Exhaustion Stomach ailment Personal function
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work10 Silly Excuses Given to be Absent from Work 1.I died last night and have to make the funeral arrangements 2.The car didn't feel like it 3.I'm too drunk to drive 4.It's raining!!! 5.It's the playoffs, Dude!
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work11 Silly Excuses Given to be Absent from Work 6.I have jury duty. (no documentation given) 7.You see, my sister-in-law's mother's boyfriend's uncle...called and said his wife's cousin's nephew's son..was in an accident with his brother's girlfriend's..father's boss's wife in Dallas."
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work12 Types of Absence Request that are a Privilege Vacations Last minute requests for day off Temporary change of regular schedule Calling to be late for personal reason Yes Yes
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work13 Ways to Earn Privileged Absences Be to work on time Come into work a few minutes before shift Diligent worker Helps others when tasks are completed Excellent customer relation skills Does not complain about work
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work14 Ways to Lose Privileged Absences Pattern of being late to work Complains about work or the amount of it Only completes work needed to be done Does not help others Poor customer relation skills
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work15 Conclusion Amount of time between request and time of absence Soon as you know you will be absent Who will make the call Why you cannot make the call Who to talk to about absence Legal Excuses of Absence
Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work16 Conclusion Un-acceptable reasons of absence –Silly reasons that will not be acceptable Type of absence that is a privilege Ways to earn privileged absence Ways to lose privileged absence The End