New job... Already scheduled vacation

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  1. Mufasa

    Mufasa Blue Belt

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    Starting a new job in about a week.
    Had vacation to Hawaii all booked in October.

    Should I even bother asking to take it off? Would it look bad?

    This is a government job.
     
  2. DaleBoca

    DaleBoca Silver Belt

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    You better tell them not ask. Say it was planned months ago.
     
  3. Cheese

    Cheese Banned Banned

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    No. Let you boss know day one that everything is already paid for. Gov't doesn't care, they will let you have it off.

    Gov't employees get Everything they want.
     
  4. RedRocket44

    RedRocket44 Brown Belt

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    probably something that should have been brought up in the whole interview deal.
     
  5. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    Just let them know - earlier the better.
     
  6. scrubido

    scrubido Brown Belt

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    Claim racism if they don't let you go.
     
  7. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    Threaten them with a lawshuit.
     
  8. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    I usually go with sexism

    "Kelly got 3 months off just because she had a baby, but since i have a penis I can't go to Hawaii?"
     
  9. Diktaattori

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    They won't probably even know you're gone.
     
  10. Jermei

    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Yes of course. And fk all the haters at your work who will resent you for going on a preplanned vacation as the new guy.
     
  11. drstrangelov

    drstrangelov Hey.

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    I had a girl I just hired get married a month into the new job. She was upfront about it so I didn't care, but it was unpaid time off during her probationary period.
     
  12. MoparOrNoCar

    MoparOrNoCar Black Belt

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    Yuo have a better shot since it's a gov job. I'd ask at the beginning of next month and see what they say. It's hard to get fired from the gov but it's easier when you are on your probation period.
     
  13. Scerpi

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    So you didn't let them know while you were applying for the job?

    I had a similar situation when I started a new job, but had a trip schedule about 6 weeks later. I let them know during the interview so they weren't blindsided.
     
  14. brownfeet

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    yeah as a gov't employee you most likely will have to take it as unpaid vacation though.
     
  15. RollSonnenRoll

    RollSonnenRoll 2018 PWD Poster of The Year

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    Both my sister and one of my best friends let it be known up front that they had vacations planned and would be needing those days off. They both got the job. In my buddies case it was the very first week he was supposed to start work lol. Just give them the heads up and you'll be good.
     
  16. BigE562

    BigE562 Blue Belt

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    You should have told them up front during the interview or at least when they hired you if you already knew you were going to need the time off. I wouldn't give it to you if I was your boss but then again I'm not your boss. Don't put it off any longer and just tell them NOW.
     
  17. Make-U-Tap

    Make-U-Tap Anti Social People Person

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    Should have told them upfront at interview as others have stated.

    At this point I would gather all my documentation proving it is paid for and explain that you were willing to take the loss to get the job, but after consideration you'd like to have your cake and eat it too.

    If that doesn't work explain that this trip will enlighten you and thereby help you perform your duties better when you get back.

    If that fails mention you post on Sherdog and you've learned the art of free lemonade and offer to share the secret.
     
  18. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Tell them it was planned well before you took this job.
     
  19. phipps66

    phipps66 Purple Belt

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    If you're in there for 6 weeks you may be able to get like one day of leave out of it. Rest will be unpaid.
     
  20. TestosterOWN

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    Why would you let them know? You have no idea if you are getting the job or not. Would be weird to say until you got the job offer.
     

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