When You Have to Go for Unpaid Leave

By Farah - Monday, April 13, 2020

Have you read my post; How Does COVID-19 Situation Affect My Life? If you haven't, let me fill you in real quick. One of the concerns that I raised in the post was about my job. As previously mentioned, my management said they will not ask us to go for unpaid leave, let alone retrenching. However, if the situation becomes worse, they probably have to take a drastic measure.


The time for a drastic measure is finally here.

When You Have to Go for Unpaid Leave

I just finished off a meeting with my management and to no surprise, I was asked to go for an unpaid leave for 3 months (for now). This was not a surprise for me because I have seen this coming due to the nature of the industry itself and ever since the government announced the MCO. As such, I was kinda prepared for this bad news. Thankfully, I have got enough savings to survive the next 3 months, insya Allah. I just have to work on my motivation, my self confidence, and my self worth right now.


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One thing that I felt grateful from the meeting just now was when the management said they actually wanted to me to come back to work. However they decided to ask me to go for unpaid leave as I do not feel safe and comfortable enough to go back to work.

I don't care if it was a lip service, but it surely felt nice to hear that 😂

Anyway, cheers to the 3 months off? (I'm trying so hard to sound positive here, lol) Hopefully, it will be filled with everything beneficial, insya Allah.

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16 comments

  1. I hope you'll be okay and keep us updated about how you're doing soon!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Truly appreciate it :)

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  2. I'm sure our bosses thought hard before made any rash decision, hopefully. I wish you'll see this in a positive way and hope you're doing okay!

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    1. Yes, this is probably one of the toughest decisions that they need to make. Thank you! :)

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  3. Inn Shaa Allah, there is always silver linings no matter how dark it is! You can get through this!

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    1. Amin, insya Allah. Hopefully the sun will shine once the clouds set away :)

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  4. InshaAllah we can survive.. keep think positive ya

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  5. May Allah ease everything...
    Have a nice rest, stay safe kak farah :-)

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  6. Tu lah, my dad is going through the same thing and dia dah pening kepala dah.
    Hopefully makin sikit lah rakyat yang degil so we can break the chain fast and make this virus disappear for good.
    Tengah ada saving ni okaylah, yang takde saving tu? Telan air liur agaknya, kesian dorang.

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    1. Itulah. Hopefully everyone will comply and this trying time will pass soon, insya Allah.

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  7. me too, sempena MCO ni memang takda gaji. semoga cepatlah berlalu semuanya :(

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    1. Itulah. Hope this tough time will pass soon, insya Allah.

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  8. allahuakhbar.. sabar ya yang. insyallah yang baik2 menanti kita semua. ujian sikit untuk manis berganda.

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    1. Yes, hopefully there'll be light at the end of the tunnel. Insya Allah.

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