Job hunting before wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It may be hard to find a job that will give you the vacation time when you haven’t been with them for some specific amount of time.  Depending on what kind of time you’ll need off (preparation, honeymoon, etc), it may be better to look around for a new job and maybe aim to start a new one after the wedding.  Assuming you will be able to get the vacation time at your current job.  Just something to consider.  We both took new jobs with less than a year until our wedding and may be taking a delayed honeymoon since our vacation time won’t be available until a month after our wedding.

that said, I’m not in favor of keeping jobs that are making me miserable.  Jobs affect our home lives as well and being miserable at work is definitely a reason to look for another one!  Good luck!!!

Post # 4
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

In this economy, it can take people months or even years to find a new position. You don’t have to launch into full-fledged search mode but IMO, you should start updating your resume, getting in touch with networking contacts and putting stuff out there NOW. You can always turn down jobs if you can’t come to an agreement about pre-scheduled vacation time, but don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope to start looking.

Post # 5
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sunflwr02:  I’m going to a funeral this weekend for someone whose job made them miserable and stressed beyond words.

So I’d start looking now, and hopefully you can plan to start your new job after your honeymoon!

Post # 6
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@sunflwr02:  Nothing hurts in looking around to see what is available.  You might find something worth switching jobs for and you might not.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  If you were a month or two out I would say to wait but 6 months is a lot of time to continue working a job you no longer like and want to get out of sooner rather than later.

Post # 8
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m looking for one right now while building a home and planning a wedding in 6 months.  You can always stipulate that you will take the job as long as they understand there is some time off involved with a wedding.  Most employers are understading.  Its not  like your wedding is a month after you start…but you’ll find that they are pretty flexible with thingg like that as logn as you let them know when you are at the interview.  I’m even going to ask for a few extra PTO days just in case I actually get sick I mean why not?  The worst they could do is say no.

 

Also, its a heck of a lot easier to look for a job while you have a job so if one company says no they can’t guarentee that time off, then move along.

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