(Closed) How much time are you asking off from work for the wedding/HM? STRESSED!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
588 posts
Busy bee

I’ve been with my company for a long time and I’m still terrified to ask for 3 weeks off!

Post # 5
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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 # 8
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
3261 posts
Sugar bee

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
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

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