Many Local 1496 members have second jobs, school obligations, and other activities outside of work. It is important to communicate to your schedule writer and receive permission from management if you need specific time periods off from work prior to the schedule being written whenever possible. Just calling in and leaving a message with someone could lead to your absence being unexcused, in particular if the reason for the absence is not health or family emergency related. Play it safe, always communicate, and get the okay ahead of time.
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