(Closed) Job wont approve honeymoon off….what do i do?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Talk to your boss and start looking for another job if you have to quit. You most likely paid more for the honeymoon than you would earn in that time. Since you are already miserable it sounds like a strong hint to look elsewhere

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

….I really don’t see the harm in asking your boss.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I think you should see if you can get your old job back. And if you can, slap the 2 weeks down and ride off into the sunset to a great honeymoon and a job you like when you come back. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Talk to your boss! You might be pleasantly surprised 🙂

Or, either go on your honeymoon or wait a bit and go later – you’ll have something to look forward to at least.

As well, if you’re going to lose your vacation – use it! Take some time to tie up loose ends for the wedding, or just have a staycation and get some R&R.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Well, I would check the corporate handbook. Often times in big corporations, one of the most important things is making sure you are following policy. See if there is anything in there about them not being cashing out your vacation if you don’t use it (some companies allow for this).

If they won’t let you do that before your wedding, then I would see about a transfer. If that’s also not a possibilty, then I would start looking for another job, but make sure that if you are offered a position, before you accept, you advise them of the weeks you need off because of your wedding. That way you are covered. Then, I would make sure to call in sick or do whatever you have to do to use those PTO hours before they expire. After all that, they can suck it is what I say!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Why do you need three weeks for a two week honeymoon? 

Ask your boss. Worst he can say is no.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

did you tell your new job about this when you were hired? what did they say then

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Three weeks is a lot of vacation to use all at once, I can’t blame them for being a bit worried. You probably should have sat down and actually figured out dates/timeframes when you started the job, not three months beforehand.

Can you compromise? Why do you need an entire week off before your wedding? Maybe if you present it like that you can get what you want. 

I wouldn’t quit your job over a vacation unless you’ve found a new one.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Kslim13:  Re “use it or lose it” policy. Does this mean if you don’t take your vacation time off, you not only lose the days, you don’t get paid for them either? Or do you get paid out for any unused vacation balance?

If that’s the case can you take your vacation before your hire date and then take an unpaid leave of absence for your honeymoon?

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Don’t take off time before your wedding then. If your wedding is indeed May 15, that’s a Sunday. You’ll have Friday evening after work and Saturday to relax before the wedding. (My wedding was on a Friday, and I took the day before off…didn’t really end up needing it. I did nothing that whole day haha) Just have everything done before the week of your wedding. Make it 2 weeks, and see if that’s doable. Ask your boss though. Don’t just assume the worst!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Go to your boss first, and try and get the time of through him/her. If that doesn’t work, try and get your old job back. 

If all that fails, quit. Closer to the time so you’re not unemployed for the next 4 months, but if you have to give say 4 weeks notice, give them 4 weeks before you plan to holiday. Honestly, life is too short to be miserable in your job. I understand that sometimes money problems mean you have to just suck it up, but I think everyone should be working towards a job they’re happy in! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Kslim13:  so how many vacation days do you have? and how many do you want to take? I guess I dont really understand the situation?

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