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Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work. By: Moira Smith. 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. Rule for Calling in Absent.

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definition of absence from work
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 Work

rule for calling in absent
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.

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soon as you know
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 Work

who should make the call
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 Work

reasons why you cannot make call when absent
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 Work

who to talk to
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.

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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

Some Legal Excuses to be Absent

Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work

un acceptable excuses for absence
Un-acceptable Excuses for Absence
  • Doctor appointment
  • Transportation (if live in city use public transportation)
  • Exhaustion
  • Stomach ailment
  • Personal function

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silly excuses given to be absent from work
Silly Excuses Given to be Absent from Work
  • I died last night and have to make the funeral arrangements
  • The car didn't feel like it
  • I'm too drunk to drive
  • It's raining!!!
  • It's the playoffs, Dude!

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Silly Excuses Given to be Absent from Work
  • I have jury duty. (no documentation given)
  • 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 Work

types of absence request that are a privilege
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

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ways to earn privileged absences
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

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ways to lose privileged absences
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 Work

conclusion
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

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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

Calling Ahead for an Absence from Work

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