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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

The conference was planned since a long time for my colleague, so before the beginning of their postdoc. This is a bit ambiguous, but my impression here is that you are going to a conference to ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

If the event is related to and useful for your job, you should not need to take time off, but you likely need your boss's permission. If the event is not related to your job but rather your general ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

If the travel is related to the grant that’s paying your salary to work on the project you will give a talk or a poster about at the conference, then the grant should pay your expenses, within reason, ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

It certainly wouldn't be normal or usual for an academic to be docked from a "salary" for attending a conference in the field. But the work needs to get done whether you are on site or ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

Is this normal in the US? It varies by institution and even by department. I'm guessing this "days off" policy for postdocs is the same as the policy for faculty and administrators at your ...
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