The Office - Asking for Time Off(0027)

A:  Mr. McKenna, do you have a second? I need to talk to you about something.
B:  Sure, Liv, what can I do for you?
A:  Well, I was just wondering... you see, I know I've used up all my vacation days this year, but my sister is getting married, and the wedding is overseas, and, well...
B:  You wanna take some time off, is that right?
A:  Well, sir, I was just hoping that I might be able to take some unpaid leave this year.
B:  What dates are you planning on taking off? I'll need at least two months notice, so that I can plan for your absence.
A:  I was thinking of taking off from September first until the thirtieth. Would you be okay with that?
B:  Well, I guess so.

Key Vocabulary

have a secondphrasehave some time, not busy
use upverbtake all of something
overseasAdjectivein an other country, across the ocean
take some time offphrasestop working for a short time
noticecommon noun, non-variableinformation that tells you about something or warns about something
be okay with thatphraseagree
unpaid leavephrasetime away from work that is not paid

Supplementary Vocabulary

take a leave of absencephrasestay away from work for a long period of time, without getting paid
sick leavecommon noun, non-variabletime away from work when sick
personal leavecommon noun, non-variabletime away from work for personal reasons (i.e. doctor's appointment, etc.)
maternity leavecommon noun, non-variabletime away from work for a mother to care for a new baby
bank holidaycommon noun, singularpublic holiday recognized by law (BrE)