Post # 1
We earn our vacation time on a monthly basis…come March I will have a whopping 16 hours (used all my 2009). I thought my boss would be nice about…since she’s coming to our destination wedding an all. But nope…anytime I don’t have will have to be taken UNPAID. We just can’t afford to have two weeks with no income right after the wedding. Our wedding is on a Wednesday and we will have to leave on Sunday…4 whole days later. Work just sucks this week.
PLUS it’s costing me a fortune to change the cheap airfare we bought…luckily we only bought one leg of the trip.
Post # 3
Aw I am sorry to hear that. I am actually lucky I didn’t take a honeymoon as my partner in crime at work gave his 2 weeks notice the week of my wedding. I would have been SIL if I wasn’t around at work this week to get work details from him before he left.
It’s unfortunate but maybe it will work out for the best.
Post # 4
That stinks 🙁
It may not be your boss being mean though – it may actually be a legal issue that prevents her from bending company policy to let you take a longer paid break. HR stuff is more complicated than those of us outside that world realize…
Post # 5
I’m so so sorry! (((HUGS)))
Post # 6
I submitted my honeymoon leave request for next June! The third week in June is our most important week in the office and I’m requesting the 3 weeks prior off… I figured nine months should be enough of a notice. I have been saving up hours and working some overtime (in lieu of hours) to make sure I’ll have enough hours to take off. Good luck, maybe you can take a mini moon in November when you’ve saved up more hours!
Post # 7
🙁 That stinks, I’m sorry! I can see where it makes sense if you essentially “borrowing” time you hadn’t earned yet, but it’s still so frustrating!
Post # 8
Oh I’m sorry about that – that’s rough.
Post # 9
It does stink…unfortunately I work for HR so I know it’s not legal. I’m not sure why she’s not approving this as my last vacation she approved and I hadn’t “earned” it all yet. I completely understand it’s company policy since it’s not earned yet, it still sucks. She just kinda suprised me.
Thanks girls 🙂
Post # 10
I’m sorry! That really does stink. I was almost in a similar situation but HR worked it through for me. I can’t believe she won’t help you out!
Post # 11
sorry to hear that
try to enjoy yourself
well these re tough times, I moan and groan about my job, but I guess I should feel thankful, my boss wants me to work and put in more hours, while I cant wait for my last day at work, guess I should feel glad my labor is in demand and my skills are needed–now if only I weren’t so underpaid
Post # 12
can you just take it unpaid? Maybe you can start putting a little money away each paycheck to make up for your unpaid days?
Post # 13
That sucks but that’s how corporations are. Is there any way you can go on vacation early?! ha! Pre honeymoon? =].
Since she bent for you last time and not this time, if you give her a week (maybe she was in a bad mood?) she will be more understanding? I mean, who doesn’t approve a honeymoon? Yuck. I didn’t even have to go through approvals so the whole idea baffles me
Post # 14
I had to take about 2 weeks unpaid of the 2.5 weeks I took off for our wedding. It kinda sucked that I wasn’t able to “overdraw” my vacation time, but taking that much time off was my choice. 🙂 I agree with amariem. If you want to take more time off, start saving a little bit from each paycheck. You might not be able to take off a whole 2 weeks, but maybe you’ll have enough saved up for a week and a half!
Post # 15
That does stink. We were planning a 2 week honeymoon and then my fiance got laid off and thankfully found a new job within a month or 2. The only downside is that he lost all the vacation time that he’d been saving up. He will only have accrued 2 days of vacation. You can always do what we’re doing which is do a shorter honeymoon right away and then do another week within a year so that we have another trip to look forward to. Not ideal, but a good plan B.
Post # 16
That sucks! Maybe try again like EJS suggested.