OMG I can't believe this......let me put it to you short and sweet:<br />
IF YOU WERE THE BOSS & an employee came to YOU and asked what you are asking for, do you think you, as the employer, would let this person have this leave?<br />
think that over........<br />
and.....if you're gonna ask, DON"T go into so much detail........it makes you look like a jerk......and whiny!!<br />
how about......"I have a chance to be with my parents, whom I havent seen in a year.......(no 'about", be definite!!).....and my plans are to leave on june 20th & be back on August 22......AGAIN; NO ' AROUND'..BE DEFINITE'........remember, if you're the boss, wouldn't you want your employee to be sure of themselves, and not 'well, it'll be about this long, etc?? see??)<br />
Would you approve of this? or some such phrase.<br />
again, you are being forthright and not 'begging'......and again, think how much better that'd sound to you if you were the boss!!!<br />
anyhow, I hope you get the time off.<br />
just DON"T say you're 'lonely'........that's pathetic!!
well if it's that slow, you should ask; just follow my suggestion and keep it short, sweet, and professional...and have fun when you get with your parents!!!!
hooray for you.........see? that wasn't so hard, was it? and enjoy your family time!
Give it a shot, i'm sure they'll understand
Perhaps you'd be better off asking for most of it as unpaid leave.
Over here we get a certain amount of holiday leave each year where you are still paid, but you can take time out without being paid.
Won't know until you ask.
Are you kidding me? You're going to ask your boss for a "leave of absence" to hang out with your family for two months? And you aren't even going to be able to give a full two week's notice whatever happens? Wow....Maybe this generation IS as entitled as they say it is.