When to ask for time off for wedding/honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I was a contractor before my current job converted me to full time, so I know how you feel! I’m guessing that because your boss lets you log time to use for PTO that she won’t have a huge problem with you having time off. 

The way I’d personally approach it is just saying that you need time off for your wedding and honeymoon, but you want what’s best for the team, so you wanted to see what you could figure out with her. Approach it like you’re starting a dialogue rather than just requesting the time. I’m thinking if you come at it from a let’s-figure-this-out-together angle, rather than just saying “Hey, I’m going to be out for two weeks. Bye” you’ll avoid irritating anyone. Throwing out that you’ll be happy to work from home for a few days prior to the wedding is a good offer to make. Hopefully she’ll decline and you’ll be off the hook, though. 😉

Also, I’d start this conversation pretty soon, because bringing it up now shows that you’re actively trying to plan around work. Also if her expectation is that the team can prep, you should definitely leave time for them to do that. How long have you been contracted there? If it’s been a while and you haven’t taken a lot of time off, that’ll work in your favor. 

Post # 3
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would have the conversation in mid to late March.  I would explain that you need 2 weeks off for the wedding and your honeymoon and if absolutely necessary you could work remotely for 1-3 of those days.  I would also explain that you will have your team prepared for your absence.  I understand your nerves, but would hope that since she seems to be understanding and reasonable that this would not change.  

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