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Old 11-21-2018, 10:45 AM
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Definitely specific to the company and position. I would never dream of asking for this if I was intending to climb the corporate ranks. If I was content to plateau in some type of individual contributor/analyst role then it's a different story. I couldn't imagine doing this as a manager of a team though.
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Definitely specific to the company and position. I would never dream of asking for this if I was intending to climb the corporate ranks. If I was content to plateau in some type of individual contributor/analyst role then it's a different story. I couldn't imagine doing this as a manager of a team though.
I could imagine doing this. I just didn't think that when you're new to a job that it's a good time to do it. If I could think of something cool to do with my time, rather than waste it, I'd want to do this. I've been at my company for a long time though.
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The Euros get like a year (or more of maternity/paternity leave), like, your boss leaves for a year and you get a new one and then they come back and they're your boss again.
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specific to company and also their view of you as an employee. could well be totally subjective.

one colleague was hiking the Himalayas after a couple years on the job. they liked the person and so it was allowed. another colleague (different company) had a jones for long hikes (e.g., app trail) and that person may or may not have needed to quit to chase the hikes.

insurance is easy - company policy will dictate that. you may have to pay full amount yourself while on such a leave or on cobra (if you quit to do it).

companies would do this bc it keeps a valued employee happy and willing to come back. they may not do it bc they don't want to deal with hassles. ability for them to withstand hassles change depending on how valued the employee is.
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The Euros get like a year (or more of maternity/paternity leave), like, your boss leaves for a year and you get a new one and then they come back and they're your boss again.
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the o.p. said he hasn't been with this company that long. how much could they value him? it sounds flaky to me. start a job and then want to take time off for funsies?
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I couldn't. If this is true for the o.p. then go for it. Based on his billable hour goal being some ridiculously high number though in another thread, I'm guessing it's not true for him.

Well, we'll find out soon enough how much they value me

The high billable hour goals are for everyone, not me personally. This has led me to feel burnt out, but since I haven't yet landed another job, maybe a short break would allow me to think things over.
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Well, we'll find out soon enough how much they value me

The high billable hour goals are for everyone, not me personally. This has led me to feel burnt out, but since I haven't yet landed another job, maybe a short break would allow me to think things over.
yeah, that billable hour goal is not reasonable. it sounds like what you really want is to quit, not necessarily just have some time off. if you're already burnt out and haven't even been there that long, it sounds like that company is just a bad match. time off won't change that.
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Definitely specific to the company and position. I would never dream of asking for this if I was intending to climb the corporate ranks. If I was content to plateau in some type of individual contributor/analyst role then it's a different story. I couldn't imagine doing this as a manager of a team though.
What makes you think a person shouldn't do it if they want to climb the corporate ladder?
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It happens in my company. Its totally fine. In consulting its much easier. You just have to be a little experienced. They're always in need of people and don't have enough expertise and resources available majority of the times. In other words, they're too tight on resources to not allow such a thing, or to make their people unhappy by not allowing such a thing, if someone actually puts in the request.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:16 PM
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What makes you think a person shouldn't do it if they want to climb the corporate ladder?
Shows a lack of focus and commitment to the company. I'd assume this person would ask for something similar down the road, be it an extended vacation or another unpaid leave. Not someone I want put into a leadership position which generally requires much more devotion to the company.
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