Started new job - how do I bring up time off for vacationRegister Today!
- by NewPaltzRN Jan 9, '11Hello,
I want to get your feedback:
I started a new full time position in Dec. 2010. I have a trip planned 8 days the end of Feb booked the tickets (4 of them) last Aug. I don't have any paid time off / vacation time. I am willing to take the time unpaid.
How do I approach my manager to see if he will give me the time off? OR do I not bring it up and change the vacation all together?
I am still on probation until March- I really like the unit and don't want to make waves or have my manager think I am high maintenance.
Any recommendations / suggestions?
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- Jan 9, '11 by NewPaltzRNNo we only discussed swapping shifts and how it worked and that he (the manager tries to honor the requests the best he can) my interview was back in Oct - I didn't think of bringing it up - plus I really wanted the job and didn't want the manager to think she's already asking for time off. I don't want to make waves especially during my probation- I could push the trip back to April but I will have to pay rebooking fees X4. suggestions?
- Jan 9, '11 by NewPaltzRNForgot too mention job offer came from HR - I didn't see my manager again to mid Dec when I started on the unit. The next schedule is coming out so I wanted to discuss if the option was available or not before it comes out.
- Jan 9, '11 by d00d00butteri think its kinda late to tell them you planned 8 days vacation in Feb. Actually it's common to let your employer know if you had scheduled something prior to starting your job, whether vacation,appointments,obligtions, etc. I guess this must be your first full time job? It doesnt look too good that you bring up you want 8 days off a month after you've already started the job. I would reschedule
- Jan 9, '11 by bhansonIt's bad etiquette to ask for any special accommodations before you have proven yourself in a new position. Exceptions can be made for uncontrollable situations like hospitalizations, but taking a vacation that quickly after starting a new job is completely faux pas.
Personally I would cancel the vacation or postpone it (I think April is too soon even, but I am historically conservative on this front).
- Jan 9, '11 by evolvingrnI would ask...i did when i started, they ended not given me any extra days off but they made the schedule so i had five days off. I flew back early but it was no big deal