(Closed) Help! Switching jobs before the wedding…

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi! I am starting a new job on Monday (March 22) and I am getting married in 5 months! I havent actually made the switch yet, but for me it has actually taken off a lot of stress. A huge source of my stress and general unhappiness came from my previous job and if I had continued there it would have just gotten worse. I am excited to start a new job because I will be happier in general and I am getting more vacation time! The application and interview process for this job took almost 2 months so it was a lot of waiting and required a lot of patience, but for me it is worth it in the end. Good luck with your job search! If not now, then when!? Dont put off til tomorrow what you could have done today!

Post # 4
Member
47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I changed jobs 3 months ago, and my wedding is in August. I would say that if you are unhappy and have been unhappy at your job for awhile, you should switch, but only if a better opportunity comes along. You might be able to negotiate time-off for your wedding and honeymoon before you start at a new place (i.e. borrow vacation time if you don’t have enough accrued). I agree with clarebee- the sooner you switch, the sooner you get settled into your new job. After a month or two, I felt pretty comfortable in my new job. Best of luck whatever your decision is!

Post # 5
Member
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As long as it’s not a money issue with compensation changes or being able to afford your wedding you should switch! My Fiance was miserable at his job and as much as I was scared to death losing his income it all worked out for the best! Now he loves his job, he makes MORE money, and we don’t fight due to his stress…..happiness at work is very important

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would start looking now.  Unfortunately, with the economy, it might take you a while to find something anyway.  But if you can afford to take a little time off from this job even if you don’t have vacation (or they are willing to give you time before you earn it), then go for any opportunity that comes up that seems better.

Post # 7
Member
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would just go into the job informing them that you’re getting married and that you will require X amount of time for the wedding and honeymoon.  Most places of work would be willing to work with your vacation time and hours to accomodate you as long as you communicate with them beforehand.

Post # 8
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think I would tell them about your wedding until they offer you the job.  You don’t want to scare them off before hiring you.

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