kayakerSS wrote:So I need a little advice. I just started a new job (I've been working for about two weeks now), and now I need to ask for five days off so that I can go on a trip that my friends and I have been planning for about a year. I'm definitely still the new guy in the office and don't really know anyone really well yet. What can I say that will give me the best chances of getting the time off without leaving a bad impression? Anybody here have any experience in this area?
You should have brought it up in the interview. You need to cancel. If I hired you and you dropped this one me I'd replace you while you were gone. No exit interview necessary.
Imagine what MY boss would say to me upon hearing the answer, 'he'd gone on a week's holiday' to 'how's the new guy doing?' It would echo straight to the CEO, in my case. Not a good reflection.