i am a preloader that has been on the job for about 7 months. i know i am not eligible for my 1 week of vacation until my 1 year anniversary date (end of sept). my question is am i eligible to take it right away? for instance is it 1 week that i can take between lets say oct 1 and oct 1 the following year? or do i have to wait until january to schedule when i want to take my vaca? also how is the amount i get paid while on vacation calculated? thanks for any help guys!