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February 23, 2009



Human resource guidelines give X # (3 days for you) of "working" days for grievance. Working days do not include the weekends. So you would be entitled to Friday (if you took that day off), Monday and Tuesday.

Steve in DE

Hi Charles. Sorry to hear about your grandmother's dying. You have my condolences and I'll keep you in my prayers.

Where I have worked, the three days bereavement leave would have referred to the three business days, so taking Tuesday and Wednesday off would have been okay.

On the other hand, we don't have bereavement time for anyone but immediate family (parents, children, and, I think, siblings).

In general, honesty is usually the best policy (to coin a phrase:). No matter what happens, in the end, you have to face yourself and judge the kind of person you are.

Good job on being honest.

Carlos M.

You can be honest and vague. Like, if I see an ugly piece of art or hear a concept I'm not in favor of, I say, "Interesting." If someone wants me my opinion on something I disagree with and I don't want to hurt them, I say, "If that's how you feel, so be it." I learned that from politics.


Steve, thanks so much for your prayers.

I'll have to post the rules on the bereavement leave directly from my handbook. I would have liked to have taken Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh well.

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