Post # 1
I was just offered a new job today. More money and I get to leave my current job that I hate. However, I’m getting married in the Spring. I doubt I will be able to take vacation yet and don’t know when to bring it up.
Should I wait a few months or bring it up when I go in to sign paperwork next week?
I’m getting married on a Friday and would like to take a day or two before to get things prepared. Help! Advice is greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
Always tell them about any planned vacation time you already had as soon as possible. Besides, there really shouldn’t be a reason you can’t use some of your vacation days after 6 months
Post # 3
Tell them. I started a new job 4 months before my wedding. Took two days off for the wedding and a week for the honeymoon. They should negotiate with you.
Post # 4
If they want you they want you. Let them know the situation and that you had made plans to take x many days off due to your wedding and unfortuantely those plans can not be changed but you are still extremely interested in the position.
Post # 5
I started a new job the Friday before last and I’m getting married in May. I told her the very first day and she said she would work with me…however, I’m having a destination wedding so I would like 2 weeks, one for wedding and one for honeymoon, but idk if that will happen. We shall see.
Post # 6
I started a new job 3 months before my wedding and took the Friday before the big day plus the follow 2 weeks for my honeymoon. I negotiated it in when I accepted the offer. Frankly if they weren’t going to give it to me I still had a job so I would have passed on the offer.
Post # 7
I agree with pp, I would tell the employer before signing the contract and remind them the first week. I started a new position in April while my Fiance planned our one week ” engagement vacation” beginning the first week of June. The company was understanding. You should also tell them ASAP to avoid any conflicts w/ other employees’ scheduled vacations.
Post # 8
Depends on the job and the culture there and how much notice they need. I dont usually mention any vacation until about 4-6 weeks before I go. Sometimes I plan trips for as little as 2-3 weeks out so that’s all the notice they get.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I would say wait a few months. I just went through this exact situation.
When I first got hired I made sure they new I needed off for certain days. About two months, in I brought up to the HR lady how I was getting married and those dates were my wedding + honeymoon. Word got around the office naturally and without me having to advertise it to everyone and everyone was really happy and supportive. I think it’s better to not lead with “I’m getting married, I’m going to need this time off.” Let them get to know you more professionally before you bring up something rather personal.
Post # 10
They are not going to rescind an offer because you are asking for a couple of days off in six months. I think they would appreciate the head’s up.
Post # 11
I would just take two sick days and be done with it.