New hire and already planned holiday

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LuckyDucky, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    My husband passed the second test to be a PE Mechanic. he goes on Monday for paperwork and starts asap. We have a two week planned holiday mid August. It is paid for, non refundable tickets to England. But if the powers that be say John can't go then we'll just have to walk away from the tickets and the trip. What do you guys think? Do you think they'll let him go or say we need you here, if you want to take that holiday you cant have the job.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you from Canada by chance? The only reason I ask is that Canadians use the term "holiday" rather than "vacation".

    To answer your question-----your husband will not have two weeks of holiday time built up by mid August so you should look at your alternatives.

    Are the tickets transferable? If so, is there a family member or close family friend who would be able to go on the trip with you? If not, you may want to look in to selling the tickets to try to recoup some of your losses.
     
  3. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    My husband is going to ask them, management, if they will let him go on the trip. He could start work when he gets back, which would be the firt week in September, or start now, go for the trip, and then come back. It wouldnt be a time off scenario, he doesnt want to be paid. He just wants to star work when he returns.

    It seems so petty to not let him take the holiday since its four weeks away. They have had a hell of a time filling the mechanic position, they said as much. If they wont let him take the trip I"m well aware of all the options in terms of dealing with the tickets. Its going to be a real blow though, my five year olds only relatives are in England. My husband is English.

    We'll see what happens. I'm betting they'll let him go. The worst part is that he has to explain it and ask. He wont enjoy that.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What if it were to come down to taking the job or taking the trip?
     
  5. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. While I have you on the line how do you like your job? Do you think my husband hit the jackpot getting his foot in the door? He is 53 and we relocated here. So its different than if he was 20 and just starting out.

    Here's an article about how to mention this very issue. Can't hurt.

    The Right Time to Mention Your Vacation Plans in a Job Interview
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He's 53, just starting out at UPS and you relocated for the job?

    As for the vacation, the right time to mention it would be while he is filling out the paperwork on Monday. Don't be surprised if they are not receptive to the idea of your husband taking two weeks off (unpaid) less than a month after starting the job, especially if the position has been vacant for some time.
     
  7. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    No we didn't relocate for the job at all. Relocated to be closer to family. We/he just answered an online ad and he went in for the interviews/test.

    I wont be surprised if they say no. I'll be sad.

    Did he hit the jackpot getting the job? Do you think? Or is it not such a big deal. He was working via the Millwright Union for a bit, paid extraordinarily well but was off and on and involved travel, not to mention six weeks, 12 hour days with no days off, is harder when you're not in your twenties.
     
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How about going with the old boyfriend? No sense everybody not going?
     
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  9. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I'll give you $500. Take it or leave it.
     
  10. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    sorry, I"m slow on the uptake. What duh yah mean?
     
  11. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    For your paid non refundable vacation
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    $501.00
     
  13. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    OK right. sorry.
    When he went to talk to the woman who handles the processing, she asked him when he could start. Of course he flat out forgot and said he could start asap. But the paperwork hasn't been processed, he goes back tomorrow. He's hoping its as easy as saying, you know I forgot about that holiday,I'd like to start sept 5. He's also not coming on as union, as he's being hired as a temporary. But I dont know if that makes any difference.
     
  14. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    so are we going together? Hey, I can't drive on the other side of the road with the wheel on the other side of the car? You might be the answer! You're a driver? I bet you could drive the car just fine.
     
  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    What it comes down to, does he want the job, or to go on a trip?
     
  16. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    yah know, if I could drive on the other side of the road with the wheel on the other side of the car it might make more sense for just me and our five year old to go on our own. Or even take a friend, if it comes to that which I am so hoping it doesnt. But not being able to drive would be a huge pain in the butt.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Leave the kid home. You want to have fun.
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Are you hot?
     
  19. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    Well, it hasnt come down to that yet. He'd be gong on temporary to permanent, so its non union to start. They said he had six or seven months to pass the electrical where he's weak, hes very strong on mechanical. This is for a PE Maintenance Mechanic job. They are having a hard time finding qualified people, maybe they will cut him some slack, maybe they wont.
     
  20. LuckyDucky

    LuckyDucky Member

    Oh yah, unbelievably hot. So hot there's smoke coming out of my ears. Do you have alot of money?
     
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