Thread regarding Wells Fargo & Co. layoffs

Extended pto

Do people take three weeks at a time,
Often? I really really need to care for some things in my life and could use STD/fmla but really don’t want to use the fmla time unless I have to. I have a family member that I must save that fmla time to help care for if needed at any point, so I’m trying not to use that time. I’d like to just use 3 straight weeks of pto but not sure if it’s normal for ppl to ask for that. I think there’s a possibility my manager would approve, but it’s not like I need to leave the country, which is the only time I’ve seen peers use time like this. I’d also not like to share my personal situation.

Any thoughts?

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Post ID: @OP+1eVpAlph

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I took three week vacations annually in my 20's/30's. It shouldn't be an issue, but depending on your manager and team, it can be.

Less than 2 weeks and I can't forget about this place before returning. >2 weeks I completely forget about this place for a while.

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Post ID: @2xqy+1eVpAlph

The short answer is yes. I had almost my full PTO hours which I hadn't used when my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Once I had burned through that I went on unpaid leave for three weeks.

Plus a week of bereavement leave which was paid.

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Post ID: @1idq+1eVpAlph

Talk to your manager. It’s likely fine, but it’s possible they may push back on that much time because of business needs.

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Post ID: @1pjj+1eVpAlph

Don’t forget about that week we receive to care for family members. If it is a close family member with a verifiable health condition, you have a week there to use that has nothing to do with pto. I can’t remember which family members count but I remember grandparents did not.

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Post ID: @1cpi+1eVpAlph

You should not have to approve PTO requests. Personal Holidays, floating holidays, community service, etc you have to approve. But straight up PTO requests for exempt should be auto-approved. There is a manager resource that explains this and that the settings are not modifiable. I was wondering why i had to approve for some and not others so HR pointed me to that article.

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Post ID: @1hoi+1eVpAlph

my whole cult is salary and I have had to approve their requests

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Post ID: @1yww+1eVpAlph

@rgd+1eVpAlph

Read the manager resource regarding Workday. Hourly employees you must approve everything. Salary employees PTO request are auto-approved.

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Post ID: @1ouc+1eVpAlph

Yep I take three weeks at a time and it’s fine. I had a direct once who had been with the bank for 25+ years. She saved up all her PTO through the year and took off most of Q4. Not sure if that’s the best idea though, by the time she returned we had always figured out how to get by without her.

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Post ID: @1yos+1eVpAlph

just ask and see what happens. time tracker as a manager I could set to auto approve but doesn't seem to be an option in workday. also liked that I could set time tracker to send me a calendar invite for my approved days.

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Post ID: @rgd+1eVpAlph

PTO, FMLA, and STD are not the same. PTO benefit amount is based on years of service and only needs manager approval. FMLA is leave that provides the employee job protection. You can take up to 6 weeks for yourself or for a close relative (medical) based on doctor's recommendation. It is UNPAID. Short term disability can only be used for yourself for medical purposes. Still need that doctor recommendation. It cannot be used immediately. You must use 5 days if PTO (1 week) before it can start. Wells pays a % of your salary based on your time employed. Wells automatically offers this to all employees as a benefit.

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Post ID: @piz+1eVpAlph

Every Indian I know here takes 3-4 weeks off at a time and goes home. You earned it, use it as you like.

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Post ID: @ish+1eVpAlph

I have a coworker who visits family on the other side of the world for about three weeks every year. My team members are all cross-trained and function as each other's backup, so it's never been an issue.

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Post ID: @jhg+1eVpAlph

Yes you can do it. I have a coworker who just took 6 weeks off at once to visit family in another state. I have another coworker who took 4 weeks off to tour Iceland before the pandemic.

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Post ID: @zcy+1eVpAlph

What is the groups process is auto approve LoL

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Post ID: @jei+1eVpAlph

Follow whatever your groups process is for PTO, request it and see what happens

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