(Closed) Vacation Time for Honeymoon…DENIED

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Aw I am sorry to hear that. I am actually lucky I didn’t take a honeymoon as my partner in crime at work gave his 2 weeks notice the week of my wedding. I would have been SIL if I wasn’t around at work this week to get work details from him before he left.

It’s unfortunate but maybe it will work out for the best.

Good luck!

Post # 4
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

That stinks ๐Ÿ™

It may not be your boss being mean though – it may actually be a legal issue that prevents her from bending company policy to let you take a longer paid break. HR stuff is more complicated than those of us outside that world realize…

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee

I’m so so sorry! (((HUGS)))

Post # 6
202 posts
Helper bee

I submitted my honeymoon leave request for next June!  The third week in June is our most important week in the office and I’m requesting the 3 weeks prior off… I figured nine months should be enough of a notice. I have been saving up hours and working some overtime (in lieu of hours) to make sure I’ll have enough hours to take off.  Good luck, maybe you can take a mini moon in November when you’ve saved up more hours!

Post # 7
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

๐Ÿ™ That stinks, I’m sorry! I can see where it makes sense if  you essentially “borrowing” time you hadn’t earned yet, but it’s still so frustrating!

Post # 8
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh I’m sorry about that – that’s rough.

Post # 10
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m sorry! That really does stink. I was almost in a similar situation but HR worked it through for me. I can’t believe she won’t help you out!

Post # 11
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

sorry to hear that



try to enjoy yourself


well these re tough times, I moan and groan about my job, but I guess I should feel thankful, my boss wants me to work and put in more hours, while I cant wait for my last day at work, guess I should feel glad my labor is in demand and my skills are needed–now if only I weren’t so underpaid

Post # 12
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

can you just take it unpaid?  Maybe you can start putting a little money away each paycheck to make up for your unpaid days?  


Post # 13
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That sucks but that’s how corporations are. Is there any way you can go on vacation early?! ha! Pre honeymoon? =].

Since she bent for you last time and not this time, if you give her a week (maybe she was in a bad mood?) she will be more understanding? I mean, who doesn’t approve a honeymoon? Yuck. I didn’t even have to go through approvals so the whole idea baffles me

Post # 14
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had to take about 2 weeks unpaid of the 2.5 weeks I took off for our wedding.  It kinda sucked that I wasn’t able to “overdraw” my vacation time, but taking that much time off was my choice.  ๐Ÿ™‚  I agree with amariem.  If you want to take more time off, start saving a little bit from each paycheck.  You might not be able to take off a whole 2 weeks, but maybe you’ll have enough saved up for a week and a half!

Post # 15
18 posts

That does stink. We were planning a 2 week honeymoon and then my fiance got laid off and thankfully found a new job within a month or 2. The only downside is that he lost all the vacation time that he’d been saving up. He will only have accrued 2 days of vacation. You can always do what we’re doing which is do a shorter honeymoon right away and then do another week within a year so that we have another trip to look forward to. Not ideal, but a good plan B.

Post # 16
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That sucks! Maybe try again like EJS suggested.

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