posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by kwakakev
You're confusing, mixing and matching many different issues.
Should a firm have a solid vacation policy as well as a family and medical leave policy? I think they should. Should firms have tolerance and
endeavor to be flexible to accomodate their employees? Sure. I absolutely think that a firm should allow for time off to attend funerals (not
weddings). A funeral lasts a day. Assuming a days travel two and from, you should get your three days to attend the funeral, max. If its in
town, you get the day off, no more.
This woman was being unreasonable. Being there 9 months, she likely was on the job over at least 2 school breaks yet never endeavored to make her
trip during that time. She never gave notice, but rather and I'm certain, thinking that the school would be fearful of Muslims demanded the
The Haj does not take three weeks. This woman was bundling a vacation into her trip. She has off during the summer and could have taken several
months on her little journey. She could have done her Haj in a couple of days, with a weekend in the middle. Even were she to propose that,
however, I would tell her no. She does not need to take the trip during school. She do her Haj deal over Christmas break where most schools are
closed for at least two weeks.
The point is, that she did nothing but demand the leave and for that she should have been canned