Usually, when we negotiate leave dates when starting a new job, we’d expect those dates to be honored—not thrown to the wayside as soon as we’re locked into our employment. After all, that’s all part of the bargaining process, and once a bargain is struck, every agreed-upon detail becomes the foundation for the rest of the relationship.
This worker shared how their extended family goes on a trip every year, this time with a significant personal reason motivating the trip, and they’ve already booked their vacation. Despite being informed multiple times beforehand, including during the interview process, the worker’s job scheduled them to work during this week, with their boss refusing to accommodate their request to change the schedule or organize a switch shifts.
Understandably frustrated, as they had been looking forward to their vacation plans for almost a year, the worker shared their experience with this popular online workplace community, describing the predicament they found themselves in. Readers shared their advice and thoughts in the comments, surmising that the company had hired the worker and agreed to their vacation to quickly fill the role, likely hoping at that time that they would be able to strong-arm them out of it later.
See a selection of the discussion along with the original post below.