(Closed) Applying for Jobs less than 6 weeks before the wedding.. Bad idea?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: Should I be applying for jobs so close to our wedding?
    No, wait until the wedding is over. : (5 votes)
    18 %
    Apply but tell them you can't start until after wedding/honeymoon. : (9 votes)
    32 %
    Apply and if offered, start and just ask for days off for wedding/honeymoon. : (13 votes)
    46 %
    Other.. Explain Below. : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Did you already plan your honeymoon? Because if not, you could wait until the summer to take it. But if you already have… since your wedding is so close, how about waiting until after the wedding is over? Do you think there might not be openings at that time?

    Post # 4
    Member
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Brooklyn55:  So if you get a job, you wouldn’t move and you would commute, and you don’t want to commute right now?

    Reading the title, my initial thought was “Apply and accept a job, ask for the time off for wedding/honeymoon.”

    I read the whole story, and I’m sticking to that advice because you need to get established ASAP so your husband to be can figure out where he is going to work ASAP. The next few months of your lives are gonna be stressful, but I don’t see an alternative and it won’t be that bad unless you hate commuting? (I love commuting).

    Post # 7
    Member
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Brooklyn55:  I see, I see. I think a lot of this is job specific and honestly it’s boss specific. You could find psycho Sally who will freak out if you ask for time off during the hiring process, but it was at my clinic, my HR department would be 900% okay with it no matter if you were a doctor, a chief financial officer, a janitor, whatever. They are awesome!!! So I think honestly, the applications are already submitted, you will just have to play it by ear. I think, 8 times out of 10, you will probably be okay if you need to start a job and ask for time off. But I hope the hiring process for your career is super long and you don’t have to worry about it until after the wedding anyway haha.

    My cousin is in forensics and she is still waiting to hear back on a job she applied for in November. Obviously I hope it’s not THAT long, but you know what I mean. My field (will be nursing) I will probably be interviewed, hired and starting in a matter of weeks. haha.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree with ChuckNorris (haha, I liked typing that). Since you’ve already applied, just see how everything goes and if you are hired to start before the new school year, try to ask to have time off, since you are getting married. Hopefully they will be okay with that. If not… you may have to change your reservations, which I know is not ideal, but it seems more important to get settled in your career and let FI know where to apply.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I started my current job the Tuesday after getting married that Saturday. I showed up with a new last name it was actually really funny because I never told them about me being we engaged/getting married until my first day. We also didn’t do an officiall honeymoon.

    do you have to start a certain day? I would just say that I was unavailable to start until x but I want to accept their offer.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Brooklyn55:  Crossing my fingers and sending positive thoughts that everything comes together for you!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Brooklyn55:  I think you are putting the cart before the horse if they haven’t even called you for an interview. I would highly recommend not mentioning your wedding at all, until you have a job offer in hand.

     

    good luck though!! 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    11753 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    no one can really afford to turn down offers or delay work they receive in this job market. I say apply now, if you get an offer talk to them about taking time off for your wedding/honeymoon or if they’d want you to wait until after to start.  Leave it up to them and be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job – short of missing your wedding/honeymoon.

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