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Emergency Leave

Published by on February 6, 2006

Man, coming back to work on a Monday morning after a long holiday is a drag, man. What’s worse is that half the office is still on leave (how long a holiday do these people need?!).

But at least I can have a relatively peaceful day of work, at least until the phones start ringing.

The thing is, while some of my colleagues are on annual leave, one or two are on Medical Leave. Or as they call it ‘MC’ around here (MC stands for Medical Certificate, the little slip the doctor gives you). And one of them are on Emergency Leave.

What kinds of leave are there existing in Malaysia? Quite a few. Including the non-official ones.

AL – Annual Leave.

EL – Emergency Leave.

MC – Medical Certificate.

Mat. L – Maternity Leave.

Pat. L – Short for Patrick Lee Paternity Leave. For men who spouses are on ‘Mat. L‘ as mentioned above.

POL – Pissed Off Leave. When you’re super annoyed with something or someone at work, and refuse to go in the next day. Maybe in the form of MC or EL. Usually based on some trivial reason like ‘stomachache‘ or ‘cat died‘.

CL – Compassionate Leave. Usually given when a member of immediate family is sick or has passed on. Subject to rampant abuse by unscrupulous employees who say they ‘have very big but close family‘.

FL – Football Leave. Applied on the day your team loses the Champion’s League final at 3.00am in the morning.

SL – Singles Leave. For unmarried people who are ineligible for Mat. L and Pat. L, so they are given a few days off every year to actually go and socialize and find a spouse. Number of days you are entitled to increases with your age. To increase your chances, la.

FDSL – First Day of School Leave. Parents need to accompany their kids to the first day of school / kindergarten / nursery / pre-nursery / music appreciation class.

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  1. nicktay Said,

    got single leave meh? How many days am i intitled to? Can I claim untaken ones from the last few years? hehe…

  2. Sashi Said,

    There’s also the “It’s Valentine’s Day and I forgot to buy flowers so I have to run around town to find cheap roses if I’m not to die tonight” leave.

    Usually taken once a year..

  3. lucia Said,

    for us we have RL – replacement leave. RL is taken when we work during the weekends or during public holidays. usually it is when we have a programme on.

    we’ll be having one weekend programme end of feb and another beginning of march, which means to say i’ll be entittled to 4 days of RL. hurray!
    (but i shouldn’t be too happy since i have to work weekends)

  4. Malaysia Property Said,

    so when you decide to quit you take a

    LTL – Long Term Leave

    Quit –

    hehe….but nice list up there

  5. Beer Brat Said,

    I am only starting work tomorrow… PLLL – post long leave leave.

  6. wingz Said,

    got one more!!!

    RML – Relatip mati leave!!! the same datuk can mati 3-4 times one … everymonth also datuk mati KAKAKA!!!

  7. Ken Said,

    There’s also the “I ‘missed’ the flight back from my hometown so I have to attend classes a day later”-leave. Usually taken by outstation students. Every semester.

  8. GhOsT Said,

    I take a lot of FL….

  9. mahagurusia Said,

    Kenot-Wake-Up-In-Time-Fakey-MC leave?

  10. Shan Said,

    Hangover Leave?

    *Grins Sheepishly* Hehe.

  11. simon Said,

    nicktay – cannot accumulate one…

    sashi – dun worry. you still have umm… one week to plan for it. Come to think of it, its not very long more…

    lucia – i used to get RL in my previous firm. but then they say must use within a certain period, and forfeited if you don’t. So most of us forfeited it.

    MP – or as i like to call it, ‘permanent vacation’.

    beerbrat – last day before work is always the worst day. like sunday nights.

    wingz – now you boss so you have to listen to all this, right? 😛

    ken – also applicable if you stay in KL too, right? lol!

    ghost – come germany 06, that will become more popular.

    mahagurusia – that was very popular in my college!

    shan – well, hangover is also a medical condition, right? so can get mc la…!

  12. Lian Said,

    Unfortunately for SAHM, the only leave we get sometimes is going-to-the-loo leave. And that also sometimes not approved the bosses 🙂

  13. lilian Said,

    My wonderful boss gave me morning sickness leave. But unfortunately, I never experience morning sickness. Sigh…I still remember when he told me earnestly, Lilian, if you feel sick in the morning, it is ok that you come to work later. ‘Cos he got hangover leave almost everyday. 🙂

  14. terenceloh Said,

    In my office, MC is ‘mai cho’ or ‘mein cho'(Hokkien).

  15. machinist Said,

    After SL, there’s the ONS Leave … usually half-day only. 😉

  16. Lead Generation Software Said,

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  17. alex Said,

    hi nice site.

  18. robert Said,

    hi all.

  19. Michael Said,

    Can I have “PPAL – pet pass away leave”? Last year my dog passed away, can I get the replacement for the leave, RPPAL? Then my relative pet also got pass away, so I also need to apply RLPPAL, but his pet was passed away last year too, so need to get a replacement leave, RRLPPAL.

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