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I'm going to take/have some time off to work on my house.

Please explain the highlighed words/phrases.
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I need to take some leave (time off) from my paid employment to do some work/repairs/decorating/gardening/whatever on my house.
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Nona The BritI need to take some leave (time off) from my paid employment to do some work/repairs/decorating/gardening/whatever on my house.
Thank you Friend.

Do you mean, the (from my paid employment) as "from my work"?
yes
requesting for time off at new job.
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