Taking a long leave from the office can be a tough task. Most companies do not prefer giving their employees extended periods of continuous absence because it negatively effects the company. It can lead to losses of money and productivity. Most firms allows long leaves under certain circumstances and do not prefer to give long leaves to every employee. However, their is usually some level of flexibility and it is suggested that employees discuss matters with their immediate boss and the Human Resources department before applying for a long leave. Once a staffer has spoken with all the concerned individuals, a long leave application letter will need to be drafted. Below are two good templates to use for your own purposes.
(Manager's Full Name)
(Complete company name)
Dear (Manager's last name),
After your recommendation during our conversation last week, I am writing to you today to request a long leave from (Dates of leave). I need the (Days/weeks off) to recover from (Short Description of why leave is required).
(Detailed description of leave and why it is necessary). Once I am back in the office I will provide you with all certificates and doctors reports for my file.
I will be on bed rest and will not be able to attend to many phone calls. That is why I recommend that (Name of replacement) be assigned my tasks until I return. He is familiar with my projects and should not have any problems covering on my behalf.
Thanks and regards.
(You complete Name),
(Manager's Full Name)
(Your Job Title)
(Date letter submitted)
Subject: (A short title or subject. In this case Long Leave)
(Manager's Last name),
I would like to request a long leave of (days/weeks needed off) starting on (Start date of leave). I will be returning to the factory on (Return date) to pick up my duties. The reason for my extended leave is (Short description of why leave is required.)
(Detailed description of why the leave is genuinely needed. Try to add as much information as possible so that employer understands your situation) .
I have several projects in the pipeline at the moment and they will not be affected by my leave. I will be working on them from home periodically. If someone needs to contact me from the office I am available by (preferred mode of communication).
Thank You for your time.
(Your Complete name)