Vacation/Paid Time Off

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Does your company let you roll your time over?  If so, maybe they would be willing to let you “go in the hole” this year and make it up next year.  If not, you may have to suck it up and take unpaid leave if something else comes up this year.  Hopefully your company is flexible and can help you out.

Do you absolutely have to take tomororw off?  If it would help you get more done for the wedding and ease the stress, it’s probably worth it.  Our wedding is on a Sunday but I was not planning on taking the Friday before off (I’m hoarding my vacation days). I’m hoping to plan ahead and get my butt in gear well ahead of time so there’s nothing I have to do the two days before, but somehow I don’t think that’ll go as planned. HA

Post # 4
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907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrsmad:  I was in a similar situation last year — I had just started a new job a few months before my wedding and had not earned much time off. I ended up taking about 2.5 weeks off for my wedding in September, but then I didn’t have a single day off (aside from weekends, obviously) for the rest of the year. I worked Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, all of it. I thought it was worth it, but I’ll admit that I was exhausted by January! In your line of work, do you automatically get holidays off? Because (assuming you are in the U.S.) if you would have Labor Day, maybe Columbus Day, a few days around Thanksgiving and Christmas, then I would definitely do it! If not, I would probably try not to so I could have a day later.

Post # 7
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907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrsmad:  Ah, ok I haven’t officially changed my name so I didn’t have to worry about all those errands! I know some DMVs and banks are open on the weekends, but I don’t know about social security. If you’ll need to take time to do all those things then unfortunately I think it would make sense to go to work tomorrow and save it. I remember how stressful these last few days are but it’s just one more day! Then you won’t have to stress out about the name change stuff later.

Post # 8
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13168 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d save it.  I doubt you truely NEED the day tomorrow and it will come in handy to have the time for the last 6 months of the year in case something comes up.

And I wouldn’t stress about the social security office, the DMV, the bank, etc.  You can do all of that stuff on Saturdays.

Post # 9
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

take the day off. its your freakin wedding. If you MUST take a day off later in the year you can bite the bullet and take an out of pocket time off day.

 

Post # 10
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t stress out about the SS office and all that. It takes a while for your marriage cert to come in after the wedding and you need that to change your name so you will probably have to wait a couple months to do that anyway. Also, you can always after work or take off a hour to go run and do it.

 

Post # 11
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811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Talk to your boss….mine was willing to let me make up a few hours so I could take an extra half day that I hadn’t originally planned for.  I had started a new job 6 months before and didn’t have extra days. 

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