(Closed) Not an opportune time to change jobs, how would you handle it?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t mention it until after you have the offer.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I do not think there is a need to mention about your wedding or honeymoon until you are offered the position. I know a couple of other brides who were applying to different jobs before their wedding and did not disclose about their pending wedding or honeymoon until they got the job. Most of their employers were okay with their plans especially because they were already set in stone prior to applying for the job. I don’t think you will have an issue. At most, you might have to shorten your honeymoon but wait and see.

As for opportunities coming at inopportune times….you have to weigh what is the best option for you. When I came back to my hometown after a stint in DC I went back to my old position. I had applied to another job in my hometown while I was in DC but it took forever to hear back from them. I was in my old position just a month after being offered an offer from the agency I applied for. I spoke about it with my supervisor (we were very good friends) and I told him I felt bad for leaving especially after being for such a short time. He understand how I was feeling and told me not to pass up the opportunity since it was a great one and I didn’t. I’m happy I did take it. I am sure your current employer will understand. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Once you have an offer, then you can ask them about vacation time for your wedding and honeymoon.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@kmarie719:  I would wait until you have the offer.

I don’t think asking for time off right away is such a bad thing. If you were planning on getting pregnant right away then that might be a bit of a different story, but 2 weeks off isn’t that bad.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it’s very very common to leave after some vacation time. Most people use up all their remaining vacation days when they leave their job, it would be a waste not to. I also don’t think 2 months is that long at all to ask an employer to wait for your transition, I did that when I got my current job. I think you should stay at your current position through your wedding, because you should use up your vacation days if you’re going to be leaving anyway, but still pursue other opportunities if they would be better for your career/quality of life after your move. 

 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@wubewe:  But if the new position will give her the vacation time for the honeymoon and wedding right away, why not go ahead and make the switch?  Her old job will still have to pay her for all vacation time earned so it isn’t like she is missing out on anything.

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