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Requesting a day off as a summer student

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I don’t think it would - some of the students I was with this summer did it at my firm (also Bay Street). I think as long as you provide sufficient notice, one day shouldn’t be an issue.

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No,

Maybe,

Sometimes.

If you call it a mental health day - frown.

If you request it the day before a big closing/trial commencement/project due date - frown

If you just take it the morning after a student dinner (*you know 'cause the drinking) - frown.

If you ask for it so you can attend your Aunt Matilda's funeral, again - frown.

If you want to attend your cousin's wedding in August and you ask for it in May- smiles.

If you are speaking to a seminar of billionaires - SMILES.

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2 hours ago, CorporateAlligator said:

I will be summering at a large Bay St. firm in Toronto this May. 

Is it frowned upon to request one day off?

Thanks in advance. 

I requested a total of three days off (non-consecutive) during my summer at a Seven Sister firm in Toronto, and they obliged happily.... I asked months ahead, and had valid reasons for all of them. They didn't have an issue whatsoever. 

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17 hours ago, Rumpy said:

 

If you ask for it so you can attend your Aunt Matilda's funeral, again - frown.

 

Aunt Matilda was a lovely lady and I WILL be going to pay my respects. 

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5 minutes ago, whoknows said:

Aunt Matilda was a lovely lady and I WILL be going to pay my respects. 

That's fine, so you should they don't make 'em like her anymore, - but when you go to Aunt Matilda's second funeral (again) - frown

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3 minutes ago, Rumpy said:

That's fine, so you should they don't make 'em like her anymore, - but when you go to Aunt Matilda's second funeral (again) - frown

I misread it as the ",again" meaning this was another situation where there would be a frown. The way you meant it is better. 

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19 hours ago, CorporateAlligator said:

I will be summering at a large Bay St. firm in Toronto this May. 

Is it frowned upon to request one day off?

Thanks in advance. 

Complete non issue if done with appropriate notice. 

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11 hours ago, UnknownIdentity said:

Some firms advertise that they have vacation days. Are these really days you can take off or is that frown upon?

Give appropriate notice and it's no problem at all. If you ask the day before whether you can take tomorrow off, then it might be an issue.

I had 3 vacation days for my summer and took 2 off; I gave ~4 weeks notice of both. 

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