Vacation Rules Question(s) Hi all... I'm wondering under what (if any) circumstances scheduled vacation weeks can be changed? I know it's not supposed to ever happen, but I also still think it's absolutely ridiculous that they want you to have your whole year planned in November of the previous year. What if something comes up? Should my whole family plan their lives, weddings, etc around the weeks I pick in November or March? My FT sup said he would be fine changing it- would actually prefer it because there are less people on vacation during the week I want/need. It's the union blocking it (and I think that has a lot to do with the steward's own personal issues). In years past I have had other FT sups allow me to switch with enough notice. The line I got was that I could be screwing someone with less seniority who may have wanted the week I originally had and didn't get it because I had it. I get that. Really, I do. HOWEVER- in this case that argument just doesn't fly because the week I have is not full. I was told that next year we will have to pick ALL of our weeks in November- no longer the Jan-March then the rest of the year. He told me everywhere in the country does it the same way. Is that true? I know in some places people get sick days they can use. We get an option week that is essentially 5 sick days but they have to be taken as a full week so it's actually just another week of vacation. Difference being that you can choose to work your option week....however your FIRST week for the year has to be your option week. Anyway- how does it work everywhere else? The same? Similar?Totally different? Are there ways to get around the vacation switching rule? He told me I could ask for the week off without pay but still have to take my vacation off. Maybe he can afford a week unpaid but I most certainly cannot.