Post # 1
Lately I’ve been putting alot of thought into our honeymoon and how much time I’ll be taking off….I work for a specific company and I’m contracted to work in people’s homes (I’m a nurse). If I desire time off, I must first talk to my boss at the company, and then, with their permission, alert the parents in the home in which I work…well, that’s all fine and good unless the parent in the home is a nutbag!
To make a long story short…I have to be a per diem employee versus a benefitted employee. If i’m benefitted (health insurance, periodic bonuses, etc.) my company will essentially own me…and time off won’t even accrue until I’ve been benefitted for 6 months…yikes! So…as a per diem employee I don’t get any benefits (including health insurance) but I can take as much time off as I please…and my company can’t penalize me for it!
Right now we’re planning a pretty extensive honeymoon…3 countries, 2 continents…and we deserve it! We haven’t had a vacation in 3 years…and its been 3 years of school and work FT for both of us…I’m thinking to take a couple days off before the wedding, the honeymoon (16 days perhaps?) and then a couple days off after to organize our lives before we head back into reality…so, all-in-all, we’re thinking of taking off 25 total days (17 of which are work days)…at least for me…Fiance may take a bit less…the mother I work for is going to absolutely s*!t herself! Oh well!!!….but I will still have to listen to her complain and yell about it…but its MY WEDDING DAY!!! Like, hugely massive life event!
So…how long are you taking off for your wedding?! And is it coming at any cost (angry boss, hostile work environment, etc?!
Post # 3
Wow! That sounds like an amazing honeymoon.
I’ll be taking off 2 weeks total, for the wedding and honeymoon right after. I would love to vacation for longer, but the Fiance and I each only get 2 weeks of vacation per year 🙁 Our honeymoon will probably end up being in the 7-9 day range.
I’ll come back to 100’s of emails, tons of catch up, and lots of late nights and early mornings to catch up on all the work I missed. I will probably feel incredibly guilty for leaving for that long too. But it will be worth it 🙂
Post # 4
We are taking 6 weeks off (total) for the wedding and honeymoony – we will go to Fl 1 week before the wedding, and then have a 5 week honeymoon. I am a professor, though, and I don’t have to teach until the second summer session (by my design)…so, I won’t be getting paid since I am not teaching….but I would not have gotten paid anyways…whether we honeymooned or not.
Also, since the course I teach is online, I will be able to work from home when I get back so I will have planty of time to unpack and do laundry. If it was during the normal school year, I would make sure to have a few days “built in” at the end to vacation to recover before starting work again!
Post # 5
@Miss Orchard: I will be taking off 3 weeks and a day for the wedding and honeymoon. I work for the government so I will have more than enough leave to cover. My Supervisor has already approved my leave for that time….as I wanted to book our honeymoon once I knew for sure that it would be approved…. So far, no one seems “mad” about it…. Someone just got back from their two week honeymoon so I guess they are cool with it…. Like the PP, I will be coming back to TONS of emails…. but it will be all worth it!!!
Post # 6
I am taking 2 weeks of paid vacation time off (which will leave another week of paid vacation to use later in the year) at no cost.
Fiance is only taking a week and two days off… but it’s okay because he doesn’t need to pack and get ready because I will be doing it with my time. It will be his first vacation in 11 years. It will cost him nothing because he’s using his paid time off BEFORE the busy season so that he will be at work when needed.
wow… taking almost a whole month. that’s alot. i hope you enjoy it and come back relaxed! 🙂
Post # 7
We took off 2 weeks for the honeymoon and also took off a week before the wedding. Luckily for us, our company is very flexible with using our time off. As long as we have it and plenty of notice to work around it, its not a problem to use our vacation time. In the 6 years I’ve been here, I’ve taken 2 one month off trips, 2 three week trips, and then full weeks and and there arent a big deal.
Post # 8
I’m taking a total of 3 weeks paid vacation from work for the wedding/honeymoon.
Post # 9
We’re taking 2.5 weeks (paid time off) for the wedding/honeymoon. The wedding is a Saturday, but we’re long distance so we’re taking W-F off to be up there and get ready. Then our honeymoon is Mon – next Wed. We decided to take Thurs and Fri off as well to recuperate! Haha. But our honeymoon actually falls over a holiday so that’s one less day we have to take off!
Post # 10
DH and I took three weeks off to go on a 20 day Caribbean cruise. Luckily I had just finished up with a major project and all my other tasks had previously been done by employees who still work here (I took over some accounts and administration stuff of theirs on the side), so I was able to disappear for that length of time without overburdening my coworkers.
Post # 11
Sounds like it’ll be quite the honeymoon! Enjoy it!!
I’m taking off the Friday before the wedding to prepare and the Monday after to take a breath and get any work done at home that’ll probably be neglected. I’m also taking 3 days off in the middle of December for the honeymoon. It will all have to be unpaid, as I haven’t accumulated any vacay time, yet. (Only been here 2 months) We were initially going to go on a more tropical honeymoon for 2 weeks, but we decided to save our cash for the wedding and renovations for the house. The only cost for taking the time off is that I won’t be getting paid those days. My boss even asked me if I wanted an extra day before the wedding. No, I’d like to get a bit of a pay-check, but thanks. lol.
Oh, and its the “off-season” for Fiance, so need to worry about taking time off for him. 😉
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Wow! These sound like awesome honeymoons!
We’re just taking two weeks off total. The week before the wedding and the week after, for the honeymoon. We’re going on a 5 day cruise. Mine is paid leave, but FI’s will be unpaid, as he’s only been there for three months.
Post # 13
We are getting married a week before Christmas and my company shuts down from Christmas – New Years every year, they’re paid holidays for everyone. So we are going on our honeymoon then. Fiance will be using paid time off to go. So our honeymoon won’t cost me any of the few vacation days I have accrued (I started my job this past January) but we are paying all the premium prices for our honeymoon =/
Post # 14
I was going to take 2.5 weeks for pre-wedding and honeymoon (I took other time off for other wedding related events since I had to fly across country) and 3 or 4 days of it was going to be un-paid time off.
… but then I was laid off so I have been “off” since 3 weeks before my wedding
Post # 15
I’m taking five weeks for pre-wedding and honeymoon. I finish up on the Friday before the wedding (13 April) and then go back to work after the honeymoon (21 May). I’ve got scary amounts of leave to take this year, so I’ll be able to take all that at no cost and still have 3-4 weeks of leave for the rest of the year!
I’m not sure what will happen for my fiance. He’ll probably just not be paid for it, but he’s earning so much more than he used to in this new contract job so it won’t be too hard on us.
Post # 16
I started a new job in August and won’t have vacation time until March, so…we’re going to take our honeymoon as soon as my vacation kicks in (we’re leaving like March 2)! I’m taking 7 vacation days (out of my total 10) to save some for “just in case”. Next year I’ll have 3 weeks vacation if I stay with the same job, so we will have more flexibility if we want to take an anniversary trip (if we ever have money again after this expensive wedding).