Job advice - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Job advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-25-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
Skins_Brew
 
Skins_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Silver Spring, MD.
Posts: 1,203
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts



So, I have been in the navy for 6 years and i am on terminal leave right now till September 17th. I have been job hunting and applying and there are some good government defense jobs in my area that i think i have a good shot at getting. Now, i am getting married November 22nd. My fiancee is hell bent on taking a week long honeymoon right after the wedding. How do i tell a potential employer I need a week off when i haven't even been hired? Is taking a week off after starting a new job not so bad? I dont know. All i had to do for the last 6 years was fill out a form and i was golden. Thanks for the advice everyone. My fiancee seems to think employers wont care if i want to take a week off.
__________________
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.!

I Support My LHBS!! (Maryland HB)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 01:37 AM   #2
menschmaschine
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Delaware
Posts: 3,272
Liked 41 Times on 33 Posts


I'm certainly no HR guru, but I wouldn't tell the employer you need a week off until you're offered the job... unless it comes up in the interview... you don't want to lie. Tell them once they offer it (but before accepting) and be ready to offer to take it without pay (if they don't sound thrilled about it). Otherwise, I'm sure they'll understand... IT'S YOUR HONEYMOON, for crying out loud. (Congrats, by the way!... on getting out of the Navy and getting married!)
__________________
END TRANSMISSION

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 01:38 AM   #3
Neunelfer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Northern California
Posts: 336
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Just make sure you bring it BEFORE you are hired. If you bring it up then it will be like a condition of your hiring and not that big of a deal. If on your first day at the job you say "Oh, and I need this week coming up off" it won't be good and you will probably not get it off. Employers understand you have a real life, explain the situation with the honey moon at the final interview.

Quote:
Originally Posted by menschmaschine View Post
I'm certainly no HR guru, but I wouldn't tell the employer you need a week off until you're offered the job... unless it comes up in the interview... you don't want to lie. Tell them once they offer it (but before accepting) and be ready to offer to take it without pay (if they don't sound thrilled about it). Otherwise, I'm sure they'll understand... IT'S YOUR HONEYMOON, for crying out loud. (Congrats, by the way!... on getting out of the Navy and getting married!)
Your new boss is not going to be pleased that you sprung something like needing a week off right after being hired. Likely it will make him or her dislike you if you can even get it off. Employers would much rather you be up front about a situation like this and it is not uncommon to plan out vacations a couple months in advance so most employers understand that a new employee might have prior plans, they just want to know about it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 01:41 AM   #4
cellardoor
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Brookfield IL
Posts: 381
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I happened to run into this same situation in June when I got married. I disclosed in my interview that I was getting married a week after my potential start date and they asked if I would need some time off and I said I would need a week. They didn't have any problem with it. My thinking is if they want you bad enough to hire you, they can wait an additional week for you to get married. Just make it known as soon as possible as to not mislead them. I can't say this will be the case for every employer as I am in a pretty informal field of work, (marine mammal training) but taking a week off 4 days after I started was no problem for them and I picked up right where I left off.
__________________
Cellar Door Brewery

Primary: Smoked Porter
Secondary: Flanders Red 2010
Kegged: 10.10.10, Robust Porter, American IPA


"Without algae, there would be no life on earth, the seas would be sterile and the land would be uncolonized."
-Sir David Attenborough

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 03:45 AM   #5
A4J
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
A4J's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
the Desert, CA
Posts: 1,350
Liked 30 Times on 25 Posts


November 22nd is a good day to get married [it happens to be my bday too ]

I was in the same situation last year. I told them after the job was offered to me - it was part of the negotiation process.
__________________
Primary 1: pale ale
Primary 2: blondie


My mid-century modern keezer build thread.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 04:43 AM   #6
Donasay
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Boston
Posts: 1,567
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Perhaps you could just arrange to have your start date be when you get back from your honeymoon.

Also you should drink lots of mead.
__________________
No matter how rich you are, you can still only drink 16 or 17 liters of beer a day.

Quote:
Originally Posted by quixotic View Post
The true definition of an addiction: not stopping even when a dog is having his way with you.:D
http://www.solutionsinmetal.com/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
Skins_Brew
 
Skins_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Silver Spring, MD.
Posts: 1,203
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Thanks all. The consensus is to let them know during the final interview and/or when they offer a position up. Believe me, if i could wait until December before i had to start working that would be awesome, but i stop getting a check from uncle sam on Sept. 17th. This one dream job i just applied for is only 3.2 miles so if i could snag that up asap, it would be awesome.
__________________
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.!

I Support My LHBS!! (Maryland HB)

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rig advice rarjr Brew Stands 11 06-24-2009 07:01 PM
Any Advice on this mod wes_1696 Extract Brewing 2 03-14-2009 02:36 AM
co2 advice ipbr21054 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-11-2009 11:14 PM
Last Second Advice bdub Extract Brewing 10 01-31-2008 02:59 AM


Forum Jump