outofstep80 wrote:I expect my company to treat me with respect and be straight forward about things, in return I expect myself to act with no less consideration.
I believed in this whole respect thing as well until one Monday morning shortly before Christmas I was called into my bosses office and told to get the hell out because my project was put on ice and my position was eliminated. This came without any warning.
I agree with what some people said before, if you really care about this job and it is a great one you might want to skip the trip, otherwise risk it if you do not care to be the first the eliminated.
As I said before, you should have negotiated that before you started. Most companies these days don't like to negotiate on salaries or bonusses but are very likely to make some kind of arrangement in terms of vacation time.