(Closed) Planning wedding without a job???

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s totally up to your job to decide that. I’ve never heard f a job not giving any vacation time until a year in. Honestly, I wouldn’t work for a company that values its employees so little.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

(I’ve always accrued days off from my start date, if that helps. And, I think most jobs would understand that it’s your wedding, and let you have the time off!)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It might be something you could negotiate with a company during the hiring process! If you could give them an approximation of dates, they might be able to work with you. You may have to go into “the negative” or take a few unpaid days. I’d guess that most places would work with you on this.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Depending on your job, you probably accrue vacation days at a certain rate. For instance, if you get 10 vacation days/2 weeks per year, that equals out to about .87 per month. So once you have a job, you can plan accordingly. As PP have suggested, most companies would likely let you “dip into the negative” and either (a) take unpaid vacation or (b) “borrow” paid vacation you haven’t earned yet- it is, after all, a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Alternatively, as madger suggested, it is something you could bring up during the interview process. DO NOT BRING IT UP UNTIL YOU HAVE A FIRM JOB OFFER. At that time, you can tell the company that you would love to take the job, but you must mention that you are getting married on July 1 (or whatever), and will likely require some vacation time around that date. See how flexible they are/willing  they are to work with you.

Most companies will work with you, seeing that by the time July rolls around, you will have been with them for 10+ months, and seeing that you are being very upfront with them, etc. It wil be up to you to not spend other vacation time within your first several months at the company!

Good luck! Congratulations on your graduation AND your engagement!!

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