- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
So here’s the breakdown: I’m a contractor so I get paid for days I work, not paid for when I’m not here. I do have an agreement with my boss though that for whenever I go over my hours, I save the # of those hours and can put them towards PTO.
I’m getting married in late May — live in Chicago, wedding is in San Diego.
My boss knows when I’m getting married, and so far has worked things out with me when I had to travel out for some planning. She has also made it clear to my team overall that when we take time off (trips, events, family stuff, etc.) — to just prep the team so work can be covered while we are gone.
My recruiter for the job knows I was thinking of taking max 2 weeks off, but said not to bring things up until I got closer to the date.
The need for my time off is due to the wedding being with a big mixed family – traditionally we do a lot of stuff the week of the wedding.. and then my fiance and I had planned to go to Mexico for the honeymoon. Fi can’t do a honeymoon any other time due to his medschool schedule. He has the month of May off, so we planned to get married and do the honeymoon all in that month. He won’t have time off again until next spring when he graduates.
I’m wondering WHEN I should speak to my boss about taking time off, and if I should say I want say 2 weeks OR first ask what is allowed.
A suggestion I have in mind so far is to see if I could work from home while in California, say Monday-Wednesday… then Thursday/Friday before wedding be off, and also week of honeymoon. Boss has been cool about people working from home before and maybe this helps lessen the time I am away. I won’t be too busy Monday-Wednesday except family dinners/evening things..
Open to suggestions on how to ask, when to ask. I want to be respectful of my team so not sure if its better to ask ASAP or wait till say month of in case my boss isn’t cool with it. I am a contractor so my fear is saying something too early and being told to peace out. =/