Do I Ever Get Time Off???

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about time off:

The issue: My boss works 4 days 10 hours (4/10) and is off on Monday. Whenever I ask for any time off it has become a chore especially if something falls on Monday, which I try to avoid at all costs. When I do submit something, my boss sits on it for weeks and tries to make me feel guilty for taking any time off.

When I get back, I am made to feel as if I did something wrong that I should of been at work.I work all week and do not have a 4/10 schedule. I have two children and a family. There are things that come up such as sickness, doctors, and occasional fun. I have not taken much time. The most was a week last year when I broke my tailbone and was on drugs. Other wise, I make all attempts to make up any time.We have a department that closes at noon every Friday because of regular scheduling. When I do request time, other departments have to see if it works for the other departments. No one else has to go through this. Question: How should I handle this? I would really like to be able to take time when I need to. I have never experienced this before.

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