Post # 1
For several months now I have been unhappy with my job. With all the wedding planning I had been doing my Fiance and I thought it would be best to wait until after the wedding to look for a new job. Well about 2 months ago I had a really bad day at work and decided to start looking, not thinking that I would find anything remotely interesting. Well I did, I applied, received a call for an interview and now here I am more than a month later with an offer letter in my hand. I so excited, but the timing just doesn’t seem right at all. I’m getting married in 2 months! Although the planning is complete, I am worried most about the 2 weeks off I need for the wedding/honeymoon. Before signing anything and committing to this job I must talk to HR about this time off that I need.
Have any of you been faced with this situation and how did your new company/boss deal with it?
Post # 3
First off, Congrats!!! I too am on the verge of looking for another job. It depends on your boss but being upfront about it is definitely be the best idea. If they’re not understanding that you have a wedding in 2 months which you’ve been planning for, then you might want to rethink about taking the job. If they have problems and are not flexible with something this important now, just think about what else they might have problems with in the future!
One of the girls I used to work with took a week vacation a couple of weeks after she’s was hired. It totally depends on your boss. Good Luck!!
Post # 4
I would go ahead with taking the new job, as long as you tell them about the upcoming wedding and make sure it won’t be an issue. If you don’t have paid time off right away, you might have to take unpaid time off, but other than that, I don’t think it would be an issue most places!
Post # 5
Congrats! I agree with the other posters. Be upfront with them and it should work out.
Post # 6
Yep go for it and be clear about the time off you would like. Congrats!
Post # 7
I’ve started jobs by letting the employer know I had already scheduled something requiring time off beforehand. Depending on the situation, they may delay your start date or just give it to you unpaid. They want to hire you, so it should not be an issue. But def. let ’em know ASAP. The worst thing you could do is start and then tell them yuo’re leaving for 2 weeks.
Post # 8
Thank you all for your posts. I spoke to the HR director and she had no problem with me needing 2 weeks off for my wedding and honeymoon. She understood that people make plans and you just need to work around them.
Can’t believe I’m starting a new job and getting married in less than 2 months.
Post # 9
Congrats! I’m doing the same thing. I start my new job today (gulp), and am leaving for wedding/honeymoon on the 15th. They accomodated my needs without a problem!
Post # 10
Congrats! Most jobs are pretty understanding, especially when they find the perfect candidate.