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    Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    I am a journalist with a national newspaper. Our team comprises of five journalists out of which two female colleagues are married. My weekly offs and leave plans get kaput and dismissed as married colleagues are given first preference by the Human Resource department. I fail to get one fixed day as weekly off. Even my leave applications are matter of debate. How should I get this problem fixed without much hype and hoopla. Please suggest way out.

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

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    I am a journalist with a national newspaper. Our team comprises of five journalists out of which two female colleagues are married. My weekly offs and leave plans get kaput and dismissed as married colleagues are given first preference by the Human Resource department. I fail to get one fixed day as weekly off. Even my leave applications are matter of debate. How should I get this problem fixed without much hype and hoopla. Please suggest way out.
    Dear Aspirant,

    For your right, you need not worry for hype and hoopla. When you are eligible to take leave and you are really in need of it, you must get it sanctioned and avail the leave. In order to get your leave sanctioned,you must submit your leave application to your boss in advance and try to convince him to sanction the leave. If necessary and possible, ask your parents to contact your boss over phone in order to confirm the cause of your leave application.

    If you need long leave, you can enclose a medical certificate with your leave application. If you really do not require leaves or you can manage without leave, then can cooperate with your married colleagues for a few months. Hope, you will be relaxed with the problem with the above solution.

    Thanks,

    Ashok

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    Hey!
    The problem faced by you is one very common problem faced by people of your age group and is a very tricky situation to get out of. The first thing that you need to do is learn the power of persuasion. If the Human Resource Department doesn't agree to you give you an off then you should persuade them giving reasons as to why your leave is inevitable. You should stick to your point and not let them divert from the topic of your leave. This is an art that you need to learn and it will come only with practice. It is definitely a difficult thing to do but not budging from your point of view is the only solution to your problem.

    As far as getting one day off weekly is concerned then this is a topic that you need to discuss with the Human Resource Department very firmly. You should mention that since you are unmarried and you stay on your own, you need a day off to attend to your household chores. You also have working pending everyday which cannot be done because of the office hours and hence a fixed weekly off is a must for you. You should first tell them politely and later firmly incase they do not agree. You can however mention that you can sometimes adjust your holidays with someboday else but it is not that you do not get a fixed weekly off everytime.

    Your situation also calls for a good rapport with your colleagues. Incase you develop a good understanding with your colleagues then you can synchronize your holidays in such a way that all of you take a weekly off on a seperate day and hjence work doesn't suffer if anyone of you is on leave. Such a situation will also be easier for the Human Resource Department and hence you wouldn't face too much of a problem. I hope that your problem gets sorted out soon. All the best.

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    As per your query it is clear that, this problem is faced by most of the unmarried employees in your company. If they also have the same issue, then I suggest you to please make a team of all such employees and choose your representative. Your representative will talk clearly in HR department regarding this issue with written application, signed by all team members. I am sure, HR department will surely think on this issue, after such representation.If still the problem continues, then you can follow the same procedure with the department above HR.I am sure your problem will be surely solved.

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    hello..

    this problem is faced by most of the unmarried employees in your company.if they also have the same issue,then i suggest to you please make a

    team of all such employees and choose your representative representative will talk clearly with in HR department regarding this issue with written application,signed by all

    them members.I am sure ,HR department will surely think on this issue..

    all the best

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    hello friends..

    these are commons problem sin the any organization

    Unmarried employee are always compromise their self only

    because Married person required leaves and weekly offs

    write one application letter to your management regarding this issue

    they will give a solution for this

    all the best

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    I understand your problem being a bachelor/single you tend to suffer a lot for leaves generally when you ask for a leave you will speculated that your not married so you will not have any reasons or problems in family or any personal problems actually they are wrong in their approach but the general mindset is like that you should not allow others take advantage of martial status.. When you want leave its your right to ask the hr manager about the sanction of leave.. Yes you can understand there are more responsibilities to take for married people but that does not mean that your personal leave what ever it might be should be cancelled in accordance to your martial status this is very wrong so next time when you feel that your in need of leave make sure that you don't tell any about your taking leaves because the moment you take leave married employees will take advantage of you they will create such a issue and situation both you and their arguments will be thrown out so its better apply for leave before a week and be secret in this matter.. Generally one should remain silent and cautions in not leaking the matter that your applying for leave.. If necessary write a detailed letter to your manager about the injustice done to you...

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    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    Re: Biased attitude towards unmarried employees leaves and weekly offs

    Dear friend,

    I think this problem is faced by most of the unmarried employees in your company.
    If they also have the same issue, then I suggest you to please make a team of all such employees and choose your representative.
    Your representative will talk clearly in HR department regarding this issue with written application, signed by all team members.
    I am sure, HR department will surely think on this issue, after such representation.
    If still the problem continues, then you can follow the same procedure with the department above HR.

    Thanks!!!
    all the best............

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