(Closed) Time off for honeymoon and a new job…when do you ask?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3010 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would bring this up if you got an interview.  Explain you’re very excited about starting a new chapter in your life and this includes a wedding along with a honeymoon.  No one can really punish you for something that is planned.

Good luck to you.

Post # 5
7582 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would bring it up once they make an offer.  Bringing it up during the interview, may be a distraction and not allow them to fully consider you as a candidate. Your skills are what should get you the job first, then if they decide you’re a good fit, then it’s on them to accomodate you.  If they choose not to their loss.  I will be honest, that when someone discuss’ their time-off needs with me during an interview, I question their commitment and sometimes disclude them right from the start (I hire approx 50 ppl per year), but if I fell in love with them and sold them to the other managers, I won’t go backwards during the offer stage.

Post # 6
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, the way the job market is today, I would hold off on the honeymoon if you end up getting the new job.  When people start talking about needing time off in the interview process, it just makes me wonder just how often are they going to be out of the office.

Post # 7
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would tell them when you are offered the job. You dont want their job offer to be affected by the time you are going to request off and if you bring it up in the interview they might consider that as a factor to hire or not to hire. Once you are offered a job, I would say that you can only accept the job upon the condition that you have x amount of time off for your wedding/honeymoon. This is what I did and a coworker as well and it worked well for us.

Post # 8
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would wait until the job is yours and see how many days off you can use. It sucks but a job is a job right now and if you mention it before you are officially hired, they might go in another direction. 

Post # 11
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m actually in the same situation, but my wedding is in 3 months.  My plan is to not mention it in the interview, but definitely say something if they offer me the job.  I agree with PP’s that you don’t want to give them a reason to write you off during your interview.  But I also wouldn’t try to wait until after you are hired, because that doesn’t look too good either.  I figure the best compromise is to bring up vacation time once a job is offered, but not after I have started working.

Post # 12
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree w/ the above posters who say to bring it up only after you have the job offer. I have know many people who have done this, and there weren’t any problems, esp if you tell them upfront (i.e. when you accept your offer.)

Post # 14
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i don’t know what the terms of your employment contract would be, but I would advise you to only bring it up if you are offered the job. If you would be violating the terms of your contract, don’t sign anything until it’s amended to address the time you will need to take off.

I’m ’employment at will’ here in the US, so I didn’t bring it up until I had been at my job for about 2 months. I left for my wedding only 7 months after working at my job, so I was a little worried about how it would be received, but in all honestly employers should be flexible about something like a wedding and honeymoon. Yes, they lose you for a few days, but it ultimately makes a more stable workforce.

Post # 16
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

great thread.  I’m going to start doing the same thing and I’ve been putting it off for this very reason.  Good to know that it’s not something I should bring up in the interview stage.

Even though – I interviewed a girl a while back who told me about her impending wedding and how she would need a week off and I actually liked her more for being so flat out about it.

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