Frustrated and dont know what to do!
Me and my fiancee just currently found out that he did not get his vacation time off for our honeymoon next May. I dont know what to do! We have already paid it in full and I dont want to change anything. Of course we havent booked our flight due to them being not available until August.
My concern is we can still go but, he would have to use his sick days and if he does that then will get written up for it.
What should we do? I think he just needs to suck to up and call in sick on those days and go on our honeymoon. I mean this is a once in a lifetime experience and we only get married and have a honeymoon once.
Only you can answer this one I'm afraid...
I can certainly understand your frustration but in my opinion this is one of those situations that only you can answer. Having said that, here's my two cents....
Obviouslly I have no idea where you work but it seems ridiculous that you can't get a vacation request approved when made a year in advance??? That being said, I do work in the Human Resources industry and would be lying if I said I would recommend taking sick days to make this happen. Of course every organization has different policies and procedures, union agreements, and some are a lot more lienent when it comes to this type of thing then others, but I can assure you that if someone came to me with a formal vacation request that was denied (for whatever reason) and then called in sick on those same days, they would receive a lot more then a written reprimand.
I realize that your honeymoon is a once in a life time opportunity but it shouldn't come at a cost of jeopardizing your reputation and opportunities for career advancement. I realize this may not be what you want to hear but you did put it out there so......
My suggestions would be to try to talk to your agent (did you by any chance book with Couples direct?) and see if you can move your dates. Additionally, if you haven't already done so, perhaps explaining to your manager that the request is for your honeymoon and that the vacation is already booked. Perhaps something can be done to accomodate your request given the circumstances?
Good luck with this! I hope it works out for you.