The perforations on the strip! There’s always a little flap on the edge.
When supes won't address leave and they're all like "It's a week away, and something could happen between now and then". And then when someone calls in they're like, "See, something happened! And I would have got burned if I had approved your leave, because there's no overtime available".
You're not misinterpreting it. Verbally notify them and if it's not taken care of in the required timeframe above it's an open and shut grievance.This is from Article 24 Section 14 of the Slate book: "Leave requests for future shifts shall be approved/disapproved subject to staffing and workload within two (2) hours of when the request was made, or prior to the end of the shift, whichever is less." Approval/disapproval shall not be subject to conditional circumstances."
Maybe I'm misinterpreting the section, but I take it as your FLM isn't following the contract.