We support a conversational approach to applying for time off.
TLDR - Just do it by seeing the examples
- WFH tomorrow
- Sick - Omitting a specific date is assumed to be a request for 'today'
- Vacation 1/12 to 3/12 - this is a request for 3 days of time off including 1st and 3rd of December
- Working remotely this friday
- Working from London Office next week - This means you are planning to work from a remote week for the entire next week.
Tedious details follow.
Simply say 'leave', 'vacation', 'time off' etc to denote a vacation or time off, 'sick leave' to denote a sick day and 'wfh' or 'working from home' to denote working from home.
You can specify the start date and end date in different formats
- Numerical form MM-DD or MM/DD.
- You can phrases like 'today', 'tomorrow', 'day after tomorrow', 'next week', 'last Friday', 'this Tuesday'.
- You can say "Jan 30" or "March 21, 2017"
The bot would verify the actual date with you before recording your leave request.
By default all leaves are considered full day, you can also apply for half day leaves.
When applying for a leave you can give an optional comment that would be sent to your manager when asking for approval. The comment is also visible in the report that you download. The comment does not show up anywhere else and is not visible to any of your colleagues.
Example - "First Half leave tomorrow for PTA meeting" - Here "PTA Meeting" is the comment
- Vacations can be applied for past, present or future dates
- vacation dates can contain a weekend or a holiday but cannot completely overlap with the same. This means that you can apply for a leave "Friday to Monday" which contains a weekend but you cannot apply for a leave for only Sunday. Similarly, if July 4th is marked a holiday for your team, then you cannot apply for time off for that day.
- While most vacation types need a manager approval, some do not.
- You can delete future vacation requests and ask your manager to delete past ones.
- You can also look at a summary of your vacation data by saying "Summary" and download a csv report by saying "report"