Post # 1
Ok so this May I will move from FL to WY to be with Fiance who is stationed there in the Air Force. I will be jobless for a few months because in July we will PCS (change military bases) to CA and then I will begin the job hunt. How do you interview for a job and say “oh by the way I need three weeks off in May for my wedding and European Honeymoon ok?” Is anyone going to hire me? I can’t hide that, because when the time comes, they would be pissed!
Post # 3
I think from this July to next May is more than long enough away that you shouldn’t have to even bring it up in an interview. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 4
I’ve been with my company for a long time and I’m still terrified to ask for 3 weeks off!
Post # 5
I could be wrong, but maybe this shouldn’t be brough up until an offer of employment has been made (when both parties are serious about you getting the job)?
ETA: You should consider how it would work out with vacation time as well. For instance, you may not have 3 weeks of vacation time before a year is over. You should mention that you’d be willing to do Leave without Pay or something, but you do need it off as a requisite for accepting the job.
Post # 6
I got a job recently and was upfront about the days I needed off. I got a weekend off for my shower and 5 days for the wedding..no honeymoon. I think most employers are pretty understanding..the competition in Cali might be fierce though..I wouldn’t even mention it unless you really have to or they ask about it.
Post # 7
The more I thought about it, the more I suppose I won’t mention it until I’m actually hired…and I would def take unpaid leave
Post # 8
@AirForceWife78: One of my former coworkers took a new job about 6 months before her wedding. She told them upfront she’d need time off for her Honeymoon. They still hired her…
I’m taking off Thur-Friday before my wedding, and then 2 weeks afterwards. We’re only going away for 8 days but not leaving until Wed after the wedding…I’m not going back to work for that! I’ve also got a lot of time racked up so it wasn’t an issue for me. I’m sure my boss is secretly freaking out though.
Post # 9
I’ve been working at my job for a little over a year now and that’s exactly what I did at my first interview. I told my now boss that I was getting married this October and that I plan on taking a month off. She hired me and I didn’t take any holidays last year so that I can have as much as my month off paid for. She has not returned back on her word since it was something she knew before she hired me.
Post # 10
I just put in my vacation request at work today. I am taking Thursday and Friday off before the wedding, and two weeks afterwards for the Honeymoon. They were cool with it.
Post # 11
I actually didn’t wear my ering or mention I was engaged at my interview. I got the job, and then started wearing my ering. I submitted my request for wedding/hm (12 days) and it was accepted.
Post # 12
If you make it perfectly clear during the hiring process that you will need the time off I can’t see it being a problem. I made sure that my boss knew that I would be needing time off in August when I was hired and it hasn’t been a problem so far.
Post # 13
Im not sure what I am going to do but I really dont think it will be a problem for me since we are only taking off for 8 days, I am starting to apply for jobs to start in may (after graduation from nursing school) but I figure I will just work extra in the weeks before and after to help open up the schedule that week for other nurses to pick up shifts. I am going to mention it in my interview though because I dont feel I am asking much time off especially this far in advance. I would definitely let them know if I was taking a leave of absence for three or more weeks though even if it meant not getting that position because it would look far worse to wait until afterwards.