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Leave of absence example letters

Leave of absence example letters can vary a lot depending on a number of factors. The first is your relationship with the person, organisation or job from which you are asking for leave of absence. If you have a poor relationship with them, or have not been reliable in the past, it is difficult for you to have a bargaining position. Even if you are not owed time off, if you can claim some moral high ground your boss will be under pressure or obligated to some degree to give you time off.

The principle here is that if you are loyal and reliable with your employer, they will be more flexible with you. This is not always the case, but as you will see from our leave of absence example letters it does give you a better position.

If you can't base your request for leave of absence on your past performance, your next best bargaining position is to base it on future promises - not good from an employers point of view. You could offer to work extra hours over a time period, or take on unpopular shifts or tasks. You may or may not have a sympathetic employer, but the best option in life is always to build up your credibility as an employee so that when you need a sympathetic ear you are more likely to find one.

Your reliability is only one aspect of your bargaining position. As you will see from our leave of absence example letters, another factor is your importance in the day to day running of the organisation. Where you are one of a large pool of employees performing the same tasks, your employer will have more options in continuing without you for a period. You may be in a position to help your employer by presenting the with a 'solution' along with the 'problem', for example you can arrange to swap shifts with another employee, or exchange holiday or vacation slots.

 

Leave of absence example letters

Leave of absence example letters - 1

 

26 High Street
New Town
Myland
ABC123D

25th April 2009

Dear My Jones

I would like to request a period of unpaid leave from June 15th until August 20th. It has long been my ambition to walk the Snowy Mountain Trail with my family, and the opportunity to realise that dream has finally arrived.

I realise this wil present some problems in rearranging shift patterns, however I have talked to my colleagues in my section and they would be happy to make temporary changes to accommodate my leave.

In my six years working for Jones and Jones I have always endeavoured to give my best for the company, and I would appreciate it if you would consider my application favourably.

Yours faithfully

Jim Smith

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26 High Street
New Town
Myland
ABC123D

25th April 2009

Dear My Jones

My cousin is getting married on June 15th and my wife and I have been invited to the wedding. This will unfortunately mean I would need to take 3 days out of my annual leave from June 14th to June 16th. I realise this is relatively short notice, however I would be happy to be as flexible as possible in my vacation arrangements throughout the summer to help accommodate this.

Could you please let me know as soon as possible whether you can facilitate this leave so I can book flights?

Yours faithfully

Jim Smith

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