(Closed) Can Teachers take time off for the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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Jane04 :  Silly question, but do you have a teaching license?

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

When I was a teacher, I was allotted two personal days that I used before the wedding, but I know another teacher who won a cruise and was able to take a whole week off for it. Her pay was just deducted for the cost of a sub. It will totally depend on your contract. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee

Definitely say wedding and not reception. Most employers in any field (except maybe engineers since there’s a lot of Indians in that field?) will not understand the need to go shopping and the concept of multi-day Indian weddings. I had to make a special trip to India for 4 days just to get all my clothes. In education, December is finals week and end of semester, which is an important time. My wedding is August 25 and my fiancé’s aunt is a teacher who said it will be difficult for her to get time off at the beginning of the school year so I understand. See if you can bring up the date issue once you are given a job offer – don’t bring it up too early in the interview process.

Alternatively, it might be easier to just change the date. In my experience, wedding planning in India is way more chill and less orderly than in the US – some people plan weddings in a month there. It’s not really like in the US where even a simple 50 person barn wedding gets booked out 14 months in advance. I’m sure you could probably change your date if you really tried? You will have to pay a fee but it might be worth it. Has anyone already bought their flight ticket yet? If not, just explain the situation with some of your guests. They’ll understand. Save the Dates aren’t even really a thing in India anyway. Plus it’s a reception only (right?), which wouldn’t interfere with any “mohorath” or auspicious dates/times if you follow that. 

Post # 35
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Busy bee

Where do you live? I imagine this is different around the world. In Spain you’re entitled to 2 weeks off work for your wedding: 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Like others have said it really depends on your district. In my district, we get 3 personal days which cannot be used to extend any breaks or long weekends, unless in the case of a major life event like a wedding. That being said, you still only get your 3 days. Any additional days are unpaid. Only tenured teachers really do this.

I am getting married in October, so I will be putting in my request for my 3 personal days as soon as the new school year starts. I am considering taking a couple of extra days too, but I’ve also been a teacher in the district for a while. If you are going to be a new teacher, I wouldn’t mention it in the interview, but definitely take care of it as soon as possible.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

Given that you haven’t even been offered a job yet, I would not start thinking about moving your wedding date for a hypothetical position. Even if the job were a certainty and this were a complete dealbreaker, it’s not like your only options are either get a full time teaching job or do school full time and delay working. You could also look into more flexible employment options like becoming a substitute teacher, working as a tutor, or getting a job as a classroom assistant or educational administrator of some kind. Jobs outside of the teaching/education field are also worth considering. 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Jane04 :  it usually depends on your school/district. I took like 3 days off for my wedding in October and it was my first year. I don’t think it will be a big deal to take a week, just use your personal and sick time. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I am a teacher and to be blunt – if your admin likes you and you are a favored staff member you will get it off.  Otherwise, not so much.  The prevailing thought, and I agree, is this:  Do this stuff in the summer when you have scheduled time off.

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