Arc and a weekend break to Japan

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Arc and a weekend break to Japan

Postby lostfool » 07 Jun 2012, 19:16

I want to visit a old university friend of mine who is teaching in Japan, unfortunately my workplace has that joyfull "Taiwanese work ethic" Where I get no time off, even unpaid, till Chinese new year. So to counter this I'm going to take a Friday afternoon and a Monday as "personal days". I want to tell them, because I know they will ask, that my brother who I haven't seen in 5 years is travelling to Australia and is stopping off in Taipei for 4 days. This would be ok.

However I doubt taking two days off work to jet off to Japan would be acceptable, my question is this:
Does the immigration authorities automatically inform the school if you leave the country, even if its just Friday to Monday therefore destroying my brother in Taipei lie and putting me in a difficult situation. Or does the school have to enquire?

I could probably say my brothers in Japan but this would still be frowned on and I'd rather just get a sub for two days without all the drama and the "I haven't had a sick day in 20 years" types bitching about me
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Re: Arc and a weekend break to Japan

Postby urodacus » 07 Jun 2012, 19:53

I called in sick to work for three days from Osaka once, so go for it.
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Re: Arc and a weekend break to Japan

Postby Belgian Pie » 07 Jun 2012, 19:53

Why would immigration inform your school that you are off to Japan?
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Re: Arc and a weekend break to Japan

Postby CraigTPE » 09 Jun 2012, 06:36

Belgian Pie wrote:Why would immigration inform your school that you are off to Japan?

I also doubt that immigration is going to inform your school. No reason to.

But does your employment agreement provide for "personal days"? If I recall, "unexcused absence" from work could result in canceling the contract and therefore the ARC. Unless they are really vindictive, I can't imagine them doing it, but just wondering.
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Re: Arc and a weekend break to Japan

Postby Eiger Lloyd » 11 Jun 2012, 14:29

According to Art. 7 of the Regulations of Leave-Taking of Workers, you are entitled to unpaid personal leave of 14 days a year. Your employers can't contract out of the minimum standards provided for under the Labor Standards Act. Your employers can cancel your ARC if you are gone for three days without a good reason, but taking personal leave without pay that you are entitled to by law is a different story.
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Re: Arc and a weekend break to Japan

Postby the bear » 11 Jun 2012, 15:15

Eiger Lloyd wrote:According to Art. 7 of the Regulations of Leave-Taking of Workers, you are entitled to unpaid personal leave of 14 days a year. Your employers can't contract out of the minimum standards provided for under the Labor Standards Act. Your employers can cancel your ARC if you are gone for three days without a good reason, but taking personal leave without pay that you are entitled to by law is a different story.


This is worth re-stating because I've had this problem before. You are entitled to unpaid personal leave. You don't have to justify it and no one has the right to challenge it. If challenged just say its a personal matter and you'd rather not discuss it. This can be more of an issue where you are in your first year and don't qualify for annual leave.
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