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I Don't Need Proof

Written By: Lauren Howard

I don’t need a note.

I don’t need proof.

I don’t need documentation of jury duty or a family emergency or travel.

I don’t care.

I just need you to come back to work when you can, hopefully healthy or recovered from whatever caused you to miss work unexpectedly.

I would rather trust my employees and have someone occasionally get one over on me than treat everyone like they’re up to something.

It’s called your personal time for a reason.

You telling me that you were sick is as much proof as I need.

I have found that because I trust my employees, I know where they are all the time, and it’s not because I ask. I don’t care. It’s because they know there isn’t a penalty, they tell me. They ask openly for the time that they need. Oh, and they get it.

Keep your note.


Founder & CEO at elletwo


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