i work in an environment where its only me and my colleague. And whenever one of us is taking our off day, someone else will come replace us. and we hardly have any problems with manpower and the roster.
However, i seem to notice that my management would take very long to approve our application when we wants to take replacement off or leave. And we cannot place replacement off and offical off day of the month together. We also know that we have to hand in our application for annual leave one month in advance and we abide to that. I had submited my leave form beginning of this month for a 3 days leave next month but the management had not approve my leave. And i still want to book tickets to bring my mother for holiday and i still have not book hotel and air tickets. This always happens
, the manager to approve our leave even hang the phone down on me once when i called to explain the importance of me taking the leave last year.
There are even new regulations set by this manager which we do not know when he had been with us for one year, like
1.Replacement off and off days of the month cannot be placed together.
2.Annual leave applied for the month cannot be more than 5 days
3.Total off days and annual leave cannot be more than 7 days.
(take note of 2 and 3 above, we have a minimun of 4 off days a month, not including the public holidays yet)
Frankly speaking, if the leave and replacement off that we take do not affect our workplace operations. I do not understand why this manager do not wants to approve our application as it will not affect the operations on the manager's side. We always make sure that there is manpower to replace us when we are on leave.
Is there anything i can do? Other than change jobs.