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How to ask your boss for an extended travel leave

How to ask your boss for an extended travel leave
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How to ask your boss for an extended travel leave


You’ve worked hard for your promotion and now that you’re in charge of a team or department, you deserve some time off. But with no vacation time saved up and no vacation days planned, how can you convince your boss that a longer leave is the right thing to do? Here are some tips on getting some tips on How to ask your boss for an extended travel leave:

Make sure your work is covered before you start making plans.

It’s important to make sure your work is covered before you start making plans. If you don’t have enough time, ask for help from your colleagues. You can also get a part-time job in a different department while on leave. If this doesn’t work out, let your boss know so he can help find someone else who can cover for you.

Timing is everything.

Timing is everything. If you ask for leave at a busy time, your boss may be less likely to grant it. Similarly, if you ask for leave right before a big project or meeting is due. Then they’ll probably say no because they don’t want things to fall apart while they’re gone. There’s no way something can be finished in time.

Finally (and most importantly), don’t ask for extended travel-leave right before an important holiday like Christmas or New Year’s Eve!

Put it in writing.

Put it in writing. If you want to request an extended travel leave, it’s best to send an email instead of making a phone call. An email is the easiest way to communicate with your boss and let him or her know that you’re requesting this kind of time off. You can also use emails as the basis for requesting other types of benefits like sick days or personal days. So, make sure they’re relevant before sending them!

Be clear about what you want and why: When explaining why you need this extended leave, be specific about how long it will last (e.g., “I’m going on vacation next week and plan on spending five weeks abroad”). Be polite but professional: Remember that while being respectful may not always be easy—especially if there are other people involved—it’s important not only because it will help ensure success but also because being respectful makes others more likely comply with requests from those who act courteously toward them

Document your past performance and any positive feedback you’ve received.

If you’ve received positive feedback from your boss and believe it’s important, document the praise so that you can use it in your request. For example:

  • “I appreciate your willingness to support me on this project.”
  • “Thank you for helping me with my project when we had a tight deadline.”

Prepare an argument for why it’s good for the company as well as you.

Before you can ask for a leave, there are a few things that you need to know. First, it’s important for your company and yourself that this is something both parties agree on. Second, you need to consider some things before making this request:

  • How long will your absence from work be? Will it stretch over several weeks or months? Can you afford it financially? If so, what will happen if the business suffers during your time away?
  • What do other employees at the company do when they have extended leaves of absence (or even vacations)? What kind of training or support do they receive while they’re gone? Do they get any kind of special perks or benefits while away from work; who pays those costs (the company doesn’t usually pay personal expenses such as plane tickets)

Give yourself time to recover and be productive when you come back.

When you return from your extended leave, it’s important to take some time for yourself. You’ll need the energy and focus to get back into the swing of things at work. So, make sure that you’re ready for it by giving yourself some time off. If possible, give yourself a full week or two before getting back in front of your computer screen again. This will help clear up any lingering stress or anxiety from traveling or adjusting back into normal life after being away from work for so long.

While on leave (or even if not), try taking short walks around town. It helps clear out cobwebs in the brain and gets rid of those mental toxins that have accumulated during travel times! Afterward, relax with Netflix binge-watching until bedtime…or maybe just do whatever relaxes YOU!

If your boss is fair, they should agree to the request

You should first explain the benefits of taking time off.

  • It will benefit you and your company in many ways: You’ll be able to focus on your work, increase productivity and perform better overall. Your boss will also get more done with less stress on his or her plate—and that’s good for everyone!
  • If you take time off as a team member, this can help build camaraderie among co-workers who may not always have enough opportunities during the day (or even week) to meet up outside of work hours. And if it’s just one person taking time off? That means there are fewer people around at all times who need direction from others when it comes down to routine tasks like making sure everyone has what they need before leaving for lunch or going home after working late into Friday night; these kinds of things could easily fall through cracks otherwise!


If you’ve followed all these steps and your boss still isn’t on board, then maybe it’s time to rethink your request. If that doesn’t work, though, there are a few other options available. You can ask for an extension of your leave; you might want to look into some alternative forms of transportation; or perhaps you could go on sabbatical or take some time off completely.

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