Post # 1
I had negotiated a different vacation policy when being hired. My boss couldn’t have it written into the offer letter but told me to use my email as confirmation. (After being hired, the ‘HR department’ is not bright enough to modify these things or write them. I see why he couldn’t get it done.) I had negotiated that I’d like to have 15 days (what I had at prev employer) but with ‘managers discretion’ because I’m salary and would like a more flexible schedule. Such as- I need x day and I’ll be in x hours to make up for it. He had said that was ok.
Last week on the 4th of July, boss sends an email to me and coworker that his vacation policy is too loose and he wants us to start using the company one. Which is 10 days. That’s not what I had negotiated.
IDK what to do? I don’t want to get fired but I don’t want to get walked over. Also, in my offer letter and acceptance with him there was talk of a salary review after 3 months. Came and went with no review. I didn’t bring it up because I was afraid of sounding grabby and was overall happy with my employment.
Also- DH and I are still house hunting at a few halfway points with no luck. I feel like God (or whatever higher power you choose to acknowledge) is telling me to leave my job…
Post # 3
I think you should look for another job.
Post # 4
Yeah… Deciding to randomly cut your vacation days is not good. I would start looking.
Post # 5
I would be looking for something else, as well. It’s not cool that you specifically negotiated this and now he’s changing it up on you.
Post # 6
@jpalm13: I would start looking, but before doing anything drastic, I would ask for a meeting with him. Come to the meeting with a print-out of the email where he agreed to the 15 days. Tell him this was part of the reason you felt comfortable accepting the job. I’m a manager of several people, and I know I forget things all the time…it may be an honest mistake.
Post # 7
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@phillybride61513: + 1. I agree, before doing anything drastic meet with your boss and bring the email. Let him know that this was one of the reasons you chose to work for him. If the meeting does not go as planned, look for other jobs.
Post # 8
@phillybride61513: I’ll give this a try and see how it goes =)
Post # 9
Sounds like a Bait and Switch. I’d start looking.
Post # 10
Yikes, I can’t believe he thinks it is appropriate to change his mind on something that was a contingency of you taking the job.
I would say if you are in the position to find a similar or higher paying job elsewhere, start looking.
Post # 12
@jpalm13: You need to print that out and have a meeting with your manager. Give them a chance to right the situation before you think about leaving.
And about the comment that you let the 3 month mark agreement come and go as to not sounds “grabby”…
Let me ask you something. Do you think men would behave this way when it comes to their compensation at work? They don’t. Don’t be a doormat!
Post # 13
I will purposefully let my employees bring up their own reviews. If they don’t care about their careers, why should I? If it’s a regular scheduled yearly thing, of course, but if you asked for it in three months – come back to me in three months and ask to put it on my calendar for next week. Not to say that I don’t reward employees who just do their job and keep their head down, but I don’t do extra work for them without prompting.
As for your vacation – I would definitely remind your boss. I would be so lost without my vacation. It’s one of the main reasons I took this job. I have 18 days this year and one additional every year I stay. My other offers were for 10, forever, and 10, maybe 15 after a few years. I started here with 12.
If you don’t get anywhere, start looking. Being baited and switched is a good reason to be on the market. What else will they take from you?
Post # 14
I would definitely talk to your boss about this, let him know that it was agreed upon when you were hired. Jobs can be changed over time and offer letters are unfortunately, not the final say in the end, but you can usually use it as a good negotiation tool.
Last job I had I was hired to work specific hours and I had them add that into my offer letter. When they hired a new supervisor, she said she didn’t like those hours and tried to change them to 8-5 (I was 6-3). I reminded her that my hours were a condition of employment and she backed off.
Post # 15
maybe he meant the general policy (i.e., not taking random half days and making up hours) and not cutting you down from 15 to 10 days? I’d ask him to clarify. If he cuts your days, I’d say it may be time to look for a new job if this is a dealbreaker for you.