For better or for worse, bosses don’t spend much time thinking about your needs and worrying about helping you with your career advancement. Bosses, like most people at work, are busy people with their own jobs, their own lives, and their own concerns.
You want time off during the holidays. So does everybody else. Here’s how to make your request go smoothly, so you can be one of the people sipping hot cocoa in your bathrobe and relaxing with the newspaper on a weekday morning. Request time early. Ideally, you’ve already done this. If not, there’s no time to waste. “Don’t go to your boss with a request at the last minute or after everyone else already has done so,” says Jobvite CEO Dan Finnigan. “There will be no one to cover the bases while everyone else is out, so your boss will be more likely to say no. Give your boss a plan.
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