Time Off

How to Ask for Time Off Before Starting a New Job

How to Ask for Time Off Before Starting a New Job

You’re about to sign the offer for your dream job when you realize…it conflicts with that backpacking trip you booked six months ago. After all the interview prep and—ugh—networking, you don’t want to turn down a great job for 14 days of fun. This is your career...
The Employee + Employer’s Guide to Bereavement Leave

The Employee + Employer’s Guide to Bereavement Leave

I started writing this as an instructional piece about asking for bereavement leave—but it’s really difficult to give ‘professional’ advice on a subject like death. Instead, I decided to share with you my personal story of taking bereavement leave....