I just came back from a three-day stay-in workshop. Every night during that workshop, we, the facilitators, stay up late working and preparing for next day’s activities.
It was on the second night when I asked my married officemate, “How many days before your wedding did you go on leave?”
Maybe just a few days, was his somewhat uncertain reply.
“Okay. I’ll be on leave starting Friday afternoon up to July 7. That’ll be about ten working days.”
Ten working days.
That’s a hell lot of days for a lean, mean NGO like the one I work with.
I know this fact when I was filing my leave application last June 19. So I backed up my application with a more detailed, more formal request…
For: The Operations Committee
This is to formally request permission to go on leave for ten and a half (10 1/2) days, starting the afternoon of June 23 up to July 7, for the following reasons:
1) I will be getting married on June 28;
2) My only sister, a nurse in Liverpool, has come home, and I will be meeting my niece for the first time;
3) This is the first time after many years that my family will be once again complete.
It's somewhat dramatic, but what the heck. ^^