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  • Hannah Halpern

Should You Send an Email for PTO Requests?

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

Ideas, Samples, and Important Factors to Consider


Should You Send an Email for PTO Requests?

You’ve typed, deleted, and re-typed your PTO request. Why is requesting paid time off so hard?


If you find it difficult to request PTO without feeling guilty or worried your boss will judge you, you are not alone.

Luckily, we are here to help.


In this guide, we will share the best solution for requesting PTO and how to request time off work in the least stressful way, via email.


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Why Is an Email Requesting Time Off From Work Important?


Letters and in-person requests can end up lost or forgotten. Requesting time off via email is a great way to leave a paper trail in case your employer needs to reference the request later.

This can protect you from falling into a “he said, she said” situation. If your PTO request is lost or forgotten, you have documentation that proves your request was accepted.