Post # 1
I just graduated and accepted my first job offer! Yay! I really did not think with this economy I’d even have a shot at getting a big girl job right away. I haven’t started officially yet, but the company is pretty flexible from what it seems.
Anyway, my wedding is almost a year out (May 23, 2015). I know I am getting ahead of myself, but how far in advance should I let them know about the wedding/honeymoon? Fiance and I are going to Europe for 2.5 weeks so it’s quite a lot of time off and it’s a small company with less than 30 employees.
Post # 2
Scorpio88: What is the company policy on vacation scheduling? As the newest hire, you will likely be at the bottom of the list when it comes to requesting vacation time.
If you have officially been offered and accepted the job- that means both offer and acceptance in writing- then I would tell them about your wedding and the need for time off asap.
Post # 3
Scorpio88: I would ask them what their time off policy is first. Have you booked your honeymoon? If so, I would notify them sooner than later. If you haven’t, then I would hold off on booking until you get the time confirmed off.
Are you sure you will get that many paid days off? You may not start with enough vacation days or you might have to take unpaid days off. Until you know those answers, I wouldn’t book anything.
Post # 4
bmo88: Things are already booked so I can’t hold off, but I will not mind at all taking unpaid days. I was just curious if I should wait until my 90 day period is up though? That would still give them 9 months of notice.
Post # 5
Scorpio88: I would feel it out and figure out the policy. Some jobs won’t approve that much consecutive time off (paid or unpaid). So it would be in your best interest to figure that out soon.