Anshul, an employee, is discussing taking a leave with his boss, Prashant. Prashant needs Anshul in the office for an important meeting, and Anshul will demonstrate how to request leave without risking your office work or reputation.
Conversation sample of how to tell your boss you can’t work today
Anshul: Good morning, sir.
Prashant: Good morning, Anshul. Did you get the email I sent you earlier this morning?
Anshul: Yes, sir, and I called you to discuss that.
Prashant: The meeting is today at 11:30 a.m., and I need you to be there.
Anshul: Sorry, sir, for the interruption, but I can’t work today.
Prashant: What? why? See Anshul; this is a very important meeting. If you had asked me for a leave any other day, I would never say no, but I am sorry you have to come to the office for this meeting today.
Anshul: I know, sir; even I don’t prefer to stay home when there’s an important meeting scheduled. But there is a family emergency, and that’s why I am unable to work today.
Prashant: Ok, what happened?
Anshul: A family member of mine has been in an accident, and I need to go to the hospital. Even working remotely is not an option for me today.
Prashant: I’m so sorry to hear that. Are you able to come into the office for the meeting and then leave early?
Anshul: I’m sorry, sir, could you please reschedule this meeting for Monday?
Prashant: No, I am not able to do that.
Anshul: Don’t worry, sir; the project has already been prepared by the entire team, and anyone can present it to our client.
Prashant: Could you please give me a name?
Anshul: You could ask Rakesh. He worked on the project with me and is familiar with every detail, so he can present it. Is he coming today?
Prashant: Yes, he is.
Anshul: Then I’ll text him to report an hour before the meeting, and you can talk about the presentation with him.
Prashant: Okay, and please tell him to wear formals. The meeting is really important. I don’t want to take any risks.
Anshul: Sure sir.
Prashant: Inform Rakesh about them and instruct him to prepare a strong presentation and meet me in the office at 10:00 a.m.
Anshul: Okay sir.
Prashant: Okay, then let’s meet on Monday to discuss more about the project.
Anshul: Ok, sir, thank you so much.
Prashant: Sure, tell Rakesh to call me as soon as you give him the message.
Anshul: Okay, sir. Good luck with the meeting and have a nice day.
Prashant: Thank you so much. Bye.
- Demonstrate: give a practical exhibition and explanation of (how a machine, skill, or craft works or is performed).
- Scheduled: arrange or plan (an event) to take place at a particular time.