Unpaid extended leave of absence
I would like to take unpaid time off from work (ideally for a year) to spend more time with my kids.
I have explored my employers' leave policies and generally they are: medical leave (if I am not feeling well), compassionate leave (if I have to take care of a family member) or a general leave for up to an year, which typically requires senior management approval for longer duration and is at the discretion of management's approval.
I am wondering if folks can share their experiences on getting unpaid extended leave of absence from their employers?
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance!