Dear Experts, I'd like to request vacation time. However, I am not sure what criteria is important. Can you please guide me? In other words, is it possible to screw up vacation time requests? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:Q#223 AFTER U know the facts, then decide the action required. If unauth, stealing is stealing. Act accordingly. (@dawnbugni) Q#223 Give plenty of notice, asking for time off early = good move. If last minute, increased chance of 'no.' (@jtodonnell) Q#223 Just try not to request time off during the busiest time of the year (when everyone else's nose it to the grindstone). (@gradversity) Q#223 Read/follow personnel policies if exist; always ask in writing; b prepared 2 change dates if new hire. (@juliaerickson) Q#223 Ask and ye shall know & receive-if it's earned. You don't need to tell why time off needed. Request it. (@dawnbugni) Q#223 Dude, just ask for the time off you want. If you think there's more to it than that, ask your boss what the protocol is. (@AskAManager) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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I am a non-technical person working in an IT company. My colleagues will often tell me something technical. Sometimes I understand what they are saying. Sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about. Sometimes I think I understand what they are telling me when they are telling me, but then later I realize that I don’t understand it at all.

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