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Well, it's time at my workplace to sign up for vacations in 2007. One of my coworkers complained it's so hard to know in December/January when she and her family will take their trips, etc., and that most employers don't have the signup so early.<br><br><br><br>
Now, I'm not complaining about the signup being now. It's perfectly within an employer's right to request/require vacations to be planned out far ahead of time. What I'm wondering is what your employers do. How far ahead do you think is reasonable?
 

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uhm, this is hard to say. my husband tells his employer when we have definitive dates, but they like to know as early as possible.<br><br><br><br>
for example, for 06, we knew about scandinavia (june-july trip) in february. so, he 'put in' for his vacation then. he also knew about men's conference in sept, so he put in for that as well. a few other trips were 'surprizes' so he put in for those at the last minute (at least 3-4 weeks in advance usually).<br><br><br><br>
this year, we're planning another international trip, but the dates aren't settled yet. so, we won't tell them until they're settled. we'll tell them as soon as we know.<br><br><br><br>
i find that it tends to be fairly loose overall. those who can tell can get their times in early and make sure that no one will 'bump' their vacation time. when my DH decided to go to Austin for a conference this year, it was very last minute for his boss. another person who had planned on taking a half day got 'bumped' because of ryan's trip--that is, they had to work the full day (even though he got to take that day later). so, earlier makes it easier for planning.
 

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We're pretty fortunate. I could ask for a week off with only 2-3 weeks notice, provided I have all of my projects under control. I haven't pushed it too hard, but I suspect my boss would let me take a week off with a couple of day's notice if I was presented with an unpredictable opportunity.<br><br><br><br>
If we need 2-3 weeks, we make our requests about 3 months in advance.
 

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I think for a vacation (two days or more) from work you should give at least 3 to 4 weeks notice. This can allow for other plans to be made. Of course, it depends on where you work. Some jobs require a replacement person during your hours and some, as nigel pointed out, require your personal responsibilities to be caught up.<br><br><br><br>
I could see how with some jobs they would need longer than 4 weeks notice because it is hard to find replacements or make up for the lost work you would normally be doing during your time off.
 

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I do them as soon as I know about them. They're usually first come first served, so if I do it too late, then too bad for me.<br><br>
The earlier, the better. Maybe not regarding leaving your job, though! Giving my employer 4 weeks notice that I was leaving got me fired the next day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I usually give about a month's notice if the trip is more than a couple days. Otherwise we are able to use vacation days here and there without much hassle as long as we are caught up with our work.
 

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My office is pretty flexible. They like us to give a two weeks to a month's notice if we're going to be out for more than 2 or 3 days, but there have been times when vacation opportunities have come up and 4 days were taken the very same week of the notice.
 

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Baking I have to give at least a month's notice, but one of the other bakers has taken several last-minute trips that I covered for him recently so he owes me (and I need to cash in before he gets fired <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )<br><br><br><br><br><br>
One of the things I like about not having a 9-5 is that my schedule is more flexible, I work register and on the line a few days a week because baking is 7pm to 3+am and I don't like to work too many nights. Those shifts I only need a week or so's notice to get off. The baker I replaced actually has an english degree but started baking because he hated the 9-5 life, and dealing with people.
 

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We don't have an official policy, but I give them as much notice as possible. I work in a very small company so we have to make sure that people who cover for other people don't go on vacation at the same time.
 

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My companies pretty relaxed about holidays - except for christmas, you only need to give a few days notice, although they do check what you're working on. if you're between studies, or have huge timelines, they don't mind. so nice to be able to ask your boss in the morning if you can have the afternoon off - probably the only reason i'm still working there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:">
 

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I generally like my employees to give as much notice as they can and I usually work my vacation around what others have requested off, and at unbusy times of the year.<br><br><br><br>
<<<< likes making the schedule.
 

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I only work per diem, so I make my own hours and i just dont schedule myself if i know i want to be off a certain week.<br><br>
i take the weeks off my hubby takes off.<br><br>
now in his job the "vacation year" goes from July 1- June 30 , like a fiscal year i guess, but anyway, they will start picking their vacation weeks probably around april/may for the upcoming july 2007 - june 2008 year.<br><br>
his vacations thru june 30 have already been picked.<br><br>
he works in a gov't job in an environment where they have to plan ahead.<br><br><br><br>
it works out for the most part, because we always have ideas of where and when we would like to travel.
 

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My employer requests that we give them at least 2 weeks notice before days off or vacation are requested. I put in my request for time off or vacation as soon as I know when I'm going and travel arrangements have been made.<br><br><br><br>
Because I work in retail, they don't allow prolonged time off or vacations from mid November until after February inventory. A day or two off as needed usually isn't an issue, though.
 

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Because I work in retail, they don't allow prolonged time off or vacations from mid November until after February inventory. A day or two off as needed usually isn't an issue, though.</div>
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Same here. Company policy is to give at least 2 week's notice, but everyone benefits if you can notify earlier. The store manager and I have this sort of unspoken agreement that I get Halloween and he gets New Year's, but I still put in for it as soon as we get our calendar for the year, because everyone fights over Halloween and I don't want to be the one who couldn't make it under the wire after he writes "no more offs" for 10/31<br><br><br><br>
This year, I'm full-time so I actually get a few paid vacation days... I will probably use 3-4 for Halloween, maybe a few for my birthday and the rest sporadically throughout the year for shows and things, although it's usually never a problem to request a certain day as your off for the week without using up a vacay day. I don't take week-long summer vacations like most people so I don't see why I shouldn't have a mini vacation for my birthday and another for Halloween <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">... though I wish I had the money to take a "real" vacation and travel...
 

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Depends what time of year you want off. Today I just requested a week of in only a fortnight's time and I was given a tentative green light. I am moving and wanted time to do it. Some times of year, popular times, you may have to book a couple of months ahead.
 
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