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Because I’m moving in August and I want to make sure I have enough saved up to cover at least 3 months living expenses.JimmyjamGuest
Did you go another time as well?LianneParticipant
I know how to solve this conundrum for you. Get pregnant! Then you can take a year off, per your maternity leave in Canada. I don’t think they can stop you from being in Scotland during the maternity leave…check your contract though.MissDGuest
@Jimmyjam I went to London for a weekend in November, but I only took 2 vacation days for that. A Friday and a Monday.
If I do indeed end up taking vacation in May, I will not have taken a single day off for a full six months and I will not have worked remotely whatsoever for eight full months.
@Lianne that’s a great idea except then I’d be stuck here even longer lol. I can’t get knocked up til May at least, and then there’s 40 weeks of pregnancy haha.
When is the other vacation time you have planned? If they’re being weird about your May vacation, I think I’d consider taking your later vacation days off the books and using that time in May. Deal with the later vacations day later, or don’t mention them again and use your sick time, or something.MissDGuest
I had asked for a Friday off in June and a Friday/Monday off in July.
I think next step I’m going to at least ask if my week in May can be put in the system and if we can meet at a later time to discuss how my time off is categorized, because that’s a separate issue altogether.
Then again, it may not even matter since I’m planning to give my notice in July. Oh well.
Now I’m confused but it may be the wine from lunch. So, this year, you’ve only asked for a total of 8 days off and you’re owed 10 vacation days?KGuest
I’d remove your request for the days later in the year and ask for the 5 days in May. That way you’ll only have taken 8 days which is under their supposed 10 day limit. They can’t really say no to that, right?
@Ktfran I’ve asked for a total of 12 days off between my proposed vacation in May and the long weekends I asked for throughout the summer.
This entire time, I’ve been under the belief that I have 22 days personal days to be used however I want, something I specifically negotiated for myself before I accepted the position, so obviously I believed this was a completely acceptable request – and now they are telling me no, I only have 10 days.
So yeah… I’m feeling pretty upset about this in addition to a lot of other crap that has been going on. But whatever. I AM going to take my week in May. The director herself told me to submit my forms for a week in May so I will fight for that. The rest – I don’t care anymore since I’m quitting in July.
Oh, I totally understand the extra vacation and why you’re upset. What I’m suggesting is cancel the later vacation days since they’re being weird about it. You were being honest. They are not. So now game the system. I personally would do that by saying you’re canceling the other, shorter trips and use the time for the longer trip. Use sick time for the shorter trips, not the long one.
Thanks ktfran, yes that’s my plan.JimmyjamGuest
I feel like I am missing something here, companies aren’t out to get you.
Since you have admitted you are leaving early maybe they sense that.
Unfortunately there will be no three weeks and you will have to work around the issues that you have built up with the request for PTO and “flipping “ out in front of the controller .