Does your employer allow you to take a half day of vacation as paid time off from work for any reason? People tend to think that half days are only to be used for personal errands such as a doctors appointment or last minute family emergencies like when your child feels sick at school. Once again the mindset of all too many hard working individuals is that vacation days are only to be used for predetermined trips (like a week of vacation planned way in advance) and times when you need to be away from the office during business hours.
The first thing you should do is examine your vacation policy document and learn what rules if any apply to taking a half day or even vacation time in hour increments. Do you need to ask for approval in advance? Are there any timing or scheduling considerations? What would happen …READ MORE