(Closed) New Job vs Destination Wedding Plans

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Leaving the wedding aside. I can’t see myself taking a new job that involved a 3 hr commute and way more hours for 25% less pay. I think I would wait for a higher level opportunity to arise with that company if I really wanted to work there.

If you are offered and want to take the job, I would simply make it clear that your wedding plans have been made and you will need to be away for that period of time. If they really want you, they will work with you.

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

I have started several jobs with vacations planned in the first months when their wouldnt be enough accrued vacation no problem. Just tell them as soon as you sign and they shouldnt have a problem with it.  You will just go into a “deficit” of vacation, or like my current place they just let me take it and didnt worry about it at all.

And even with the career potential, not sure I would take that job unless that career potential is my DREAM job.

Post # 5
532 posts
Busy bee

I would keep the plans as is and let the new job know you already have these plans set and you will need that time off (even if it is w/o pay).

Post # 7
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@OzToCaBride:  My honest opinion is this–this is your WEDDING–you will regret not doing it the way you want—you are giving up a lot leaving your current position for this one–less pay, longer commute, etc. Make your wedding the dealbreaker, if they aren’t going to give you time off for your WEDDING then you will probably be cursing yourself later for not seeing the writing on the wall—this isn’t the only job opportunity out there, and you’re gainfully employed right now


Also, who cares what your parents think? Of course you would rather be doing something that you’re passionate about, but it isn’t as if you’re working the counter at McDonald’s either!

Post # 8
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As someone who worked in a call center for 3 years, I can definitely understand being willing to take a position that pays less to obtain a career that is related to your education & has more room for growth!  I would keep the wedding plans as they are.  If they offer you the position, let them know your plans.  If they really want you, there should not be a problem.. they should be able to just put any unaccrued time down as a deficit. You earn that time back once you return & continue to accrue time.

Post # 9
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you discuss this with them before you sign I’m sure you won’t have a problem.  I had a trip booked the week after I started my new job and was able to take it as we agreed to it in my offer.

Post # 11
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just curious if you leave your current job while you have vacation time accrued won’t they pay you out?  If so, just save that and then if you have to take unpaid leave later it’s not as painful. 

Post # 13
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m in the US but I know quite a few people who have gotten new jobs and were able to work around existig vacation plans. One of my friends didn’t have any vacation accrued but the employer understood. I tink many people switching jobs end up in this situation, and employers are often accomodating (especially for wedding plans). If they do make you an offer, make sure to mention your wedding plans and see if they can work around them.

Post # 14
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly, 6 weeks off is a lot to take in a row when you’ve only just started. Not many companies would allow that and certanly if they have not hired you, it’s a big strike against you (after all, they’re hiring you for a reason- to work). And I’m saying this coming from Holland where everyone has a right to holidays (and they have lots of it and can take them anytime they want. Even here, this would be a nono).

Is there anyway you can cut short your wedding/vacation to 2-3 weeks?

Your choice of course. Ultimately, it all boils down on how much you want the job:)

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