I would like to request some time off from work, around 4 weeks to be able to go see my parents in India. I am making a trip to India after 3 years and this would mean a lot to me and my family. My flying time (one way) will be around 22 hrs plus road commute another 5 hours. Keeping this in mind I am making a request for 4 weeks.
Because of family commitments and considering the difference in ticket prices from month to month basis, it would be difficult for me to consider doing it at a different time. However, I will try and keep an open mind to the advice I receive.
I understand that I am fairly new to the organization and the time away will affect the work load.
This has been discussed with the AR group already as this decision impacts them directly. I have received buy in to go forward with putting this decision up on Loomio.
I am mindful of the sensitive time we as a team are going through, transition from one ERP to another will be challenging. Having said that, my AR team has bought into me going on this trip provided that I take full ownership over arranging training and coverage of my daily tasks. I also take full ownership of clearing my pending job duties before I leave. They have also advised me to have flexibility when considering my vacation length and timing of my vacation.
I realize it is important to take radical responsibility when making a decision this big and invite anyone to offer honest feedback.