Boss Cancels Employee's Leave Request Agreed During Interview, Internet Reacts

"My job just denied my vacation request even though I informed them about it during my interview," wrote Reddit user 'crownpoly'.

Boss Cancels Employee's Leave Request Agreed During Interview, Internet Reacts

Reddit users offered some advice to the employee

On Reddit, a person shared that their employer rejected a previously approved leave request from the interview process, attributing it to a heavy workload. Some users advised going on vacation anyway, while others suggested obtaining such agreements in written form to avoid such situations.

"My job just denied my vacation request even though I informed them about it during my interview," wrote Reddit user 'crownpoly' on the platform's 'mildlyinfuriating' community.

The user added, "For context, I have a cruise coming up in 2 weeks to Aruba. I already got my tickets and spent $700. I was hired at my job in October. During the interview process, I informed HR that I would need this week off of work in January. They said it wouldn't be a problem."

"Just got my schedule for January and I'm scheduled to work that week. When I went to my manager, he said that they had a lot of work and I didn't have any vacation time. What should I do? I work at a machine shop making pretty good money. Besides this, everything else is relatively fine," the user added. 

The Redditor also shared an update, "Took the advice and sent an email to HR and CC'd my manager. They said that this was agreed upon at the interview. I will have the time off work, unpaid. The manager doesn't seem happy about this though. Although things worked out, I will most likely be searching for another job."

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Reacting to the post, a user wrote, "Do you have this in writing? If not, do you know the person you spoke to about this?"

Another user commented, "I don't think they can deny it. We hired someone in May 2023, and she disclosed she had a vacation. We hired her, knowing she would be gone for 3 weeks. She also did not have enough earned vacation and took some time off without pay. Did you go to your HR if your manager is refusing? This should be in writing and on your file. You were hired with the stipulation that you had a vacation in January."

"I left a job before for the same reason. When I was hired I told them I'd need time off for my wedding and one specific weekend a year. When my wedding came around I had to push it off. (I was annoyed) When the specific weekend came around, they said nobody gets that off, and I quit," the third user wrote.

A fourth wrote, "Always get confirmation in writing, whether it's email, etc. Always get written confirmation from your direct manager when you start too. They can't deny it - it wasn't up for debate."

The fifth user suggested, "You gave them plenty of time to figure out how to cover your absence for this time. Take your vacation without any guilt. What if this was instead a family illness or emergency? Would they expect you to put work first?"

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