Post # 1
okay so my wedding is in october. I currently took off for the 6th and 7th for the bridal shower and bachellorte party. My boss told me to write her a note of the days i needed off for the wedding. SO I AM, but my problem is, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I SHOULD DO THIS. i just started this job and i feel if i take too much time off, ill loose my job. I want to take like two days off before the wedding, but scared to ask off a couple of days too after the wedding.
my question is what did you do? did you take a long or short vaction from work for the wedding?
Post # 3
Define “just started”. Also I would just ask your boss what number of days would be appropriate. That way you don’t take too many, but can hopefully still take enough.
Post # 4
@asscherlover: ive been working there for a least 2 months now
Post # 5
I’d try to sit down with her and let her know you are happy with your job and don’t want to risk losing it so you want to take time off that is acceptable to her and the company but allows you time for what you need/want. If you do have something in mind you could say “In a perfect world I’d take from this day to that day. However, what I really need is this to that. I would really appreciate your input as you know best how much time off is appropriate within the company and our area”… (dept/floor/whole thing if it’s small/etc)…” and at what point my not being there could cause an issue for others, so I’d like to make this something we agree on together.”.
I didn’t vote because I’m taking exactly a week and a half off (4 day work week). But I just told my boss… I’m a temp who’s been there almost two years, so what’s she going to do, fire me? Yeah, if I couldn’t find a job ASAP I’d take a hit getting unemployment but I wouldn’t loose benefits or anything (cause I have none… but this job is killer for my resume).
Post # 6
@cassandra102012: If you’ve been there for two months, I think its ok to ask for at least a week (a few days before and a few days after). I like the way Deviantelf phrased it with an ideal time and a time you absolutely need. Even if your actual ideal time is the minimum you ask for, it might be a good bargaining tool to get a few extra days after the wedding.