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Ask Amy: New moms are left lonely when family won’t fly

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Dear Amy: I was really miffed by your response to “Miffed Manager,” who complained because an employee didn’t “ask her permission” to take time off.

Employees don’t need “permission” to take the time off they are rightfully entitled to.

– Miffed!

Dear Miffed!: Many readers responded similarly. I interpreted this question as having to do with receiving adequate advance notice of PTO (paid time off), but you are correct – this manager did focus on “permission,” and I just missed it.



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