by kayakerSS » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:54 pm
by mstender » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:04 pm
by Sarah Simon » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:09 pm
by mrchad9 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:12 pm
by MoapaPk » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:39 pm
by James_W » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:16 pm
MoapaPk wrote:To echo others: this is pretty bad form, unless the job has predictable lulls that correspond to your vacation. When we had projects with deadlines, I had to state my intended vacation times months in advance. One boss wouldn't let you take an extra day off unless you made up the time after hours, before the vacation. I was always upfront before I negotiated for a project, even telling them about work-related obligations, such as planned attendance at conferences months in the future.
by outofstep80 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:20 pm
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?
by Augie Medina » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:07 pm
by Bob Sihler » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:20 pm
by Bob Sihler » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:22 pm
Mountain Impulse wrote:If you really like this job and there is opportunity for advancement, don't even ask. There are worse things than a "no" answer: a "no" and a lasting impression on your supervisor that "this guy doesn't have very good judgment even asking in the circumstances". First impressions are lasting.
Should you ask and get a go-ahead, you risk frosting your colleagues with your seeming audacity.
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