Taking Time Off

 If you wish to take time off summer for vacations, family events, elective facial enhancement surgery or for whatever reason, you should be sure to PLAN well in advance. Many product cycles begin to surge in the summer, especially for products that will be released near Christmas. Summer may well be a time of rapid changes requiring the attention of all team members.

TALK to your MS supervisor as soon as you begin to have knowledge of a forthcoming need to be away or if you have a desire to take some time so that the time you take is convenient for both you and the team. You and the supervisor can make plans to cross-train, get work done early or take an alternative route if there is sufficient advance warning.

Managers do not like having to scramble to cover for you without a good bit of advance notice. Keep your good standing and your autonomy by being courteous and flexible in your plans.