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Re: hi !

Sounds like I'm in the minority then.  I work for a seriously large union 
(Provincial Government type) in Canada and extended leaves of absence are 
written into our contract.  Heck, I can even bank extra hours so that I can 
get paid for some or all of the time I am away.

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From: athiker@www.plantnet.com (Peter H. Fornof), on 4/15/96 8:39 PM:
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <at-l@patsy.hack.net>

>and, best, yet....
>Has anyone ever gone to their employer and ask for an eight month leave of
>absense?  And, not been laughed out of the office.  Are our only options 
>either quit or retire? 
>thanks, all !!
>Tom Fort - "bulldog"
>e-mail : tfort@teclink.net; or: tfort@mtel.com
>pager  : 1-800-755-7501


I asked the President of my company what he would think if I were to take a 
6 month leave of absence---really, and his answer was pretty predictable, 
even though he is a great guy and pretty laid back. "Where are you going to 
work when you get back?" This kind of leave doesn't qualify under the 
federal Family Leave Act either, I checked. Oh well, guess I'll have to 
until I'm a retired old geezer.

Pete Fornof