Labour vs. love: negotiating leave to care for family

Labour vs. love: negotiating leave to care for family

Stop telling yourself the same old story.

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1. Less is more

Most of us find it hard to ask for a leave of absence without over-explaining our reasons for requesting it. The best plan of action is to be frank without getting into too many details. “Often when people disclose too much, it’s because they’re worried whether the situation will be perceived as legitimate,” advises Ms. Shirin Khamisa, head coach and career counsellor at Careers by Design in Toronto. Ironically, saying too much can have the reverse effect, and you can end up sounding like you are making up excuses. Instead, Ms. Khamisa suggests you simply ask for what you are entitled to: “Take into account your company’s [leave] policies and play by the rules.” …

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