Vacation Funny Business

PTPeanuts

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I talked to my sup over 2 months ago about scheduling my vacation hours.
He was a fresh sup at the time so he got with the center manager who presumably went over the procedure with him. He came back to me with a sticky note full of weeks I could take and told me to select one. I did and the end.
Or was it?
Today when I was leaving he told me see ya Monday and I reminded him that I wouldn't be there b/c of my vacation. He kind of stared into empty space for a second and said I didn't have any vacation. I reminded him about our conversation 2 months ago and he said he'd get back with me.
Called me a few hours later and told me that I can't take those vacation days because they weren't written down on his calendar and that I did not fill out a time off request, and that the earliest I can now take is at the end of September (when volume is down)

Our volume is at peak levels and I get the feeling that I'm getting *ed over b/c they don't want me to have time off while volume is so high. This was my first time attempting to use vacation hours so I had no idea what the protocol was. I'm now being told that I'm the one who didn't do it right so I can't take vacation, even though there was apparently no issues back when I scheduled it.

So what do I do about this or am I just out of luck?
 

PTPeanuts

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He dropped the ball obviously. I would go over his head to the center manager.

To be honest I already told him that I would come in on Monday because I thought he had me with the "you didn't fill out a time off request form so you can't take the days" line.
Again I don't know how this works so I don't know if that is B.S.or not.
Either way I do feel that what is happening is not fair since they didn't tell me to fill one out two months ago and everything was A-OK back then.
 

Covemastah

Hoopah drives the boat Chief !!
Are you a supe ??
Because if your in the union , we pick by seniority, we don’t just pick what you want , you are at bottom of list you pick what’s left over !!
How long have you worked here ?
You need to be here a yr before you even get a vacation!
 

NTGhost

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buddy, vacation are ALWAYS ONLY valid if written down. No exception. Even in worker wonderland Germany. So this counts double in the US
 

542thruNthru

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Are you a supe ??
Because if your in the union , we pick by seniority, we don’t just pick what you want , you are at bottom of list you pick what’s left over !!
How long have you worked here ?
You need to be here a yr before you even get a vacation!

Depending on the area.

Here after all vacations are picked in the beginning of the year. After you can pick available weeks on a first come first served basis.
 
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542thruNthru

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I talked to my sup over 2 months ago about scheduling my vacation hours.
He was a fresh sup at the time so he got with the center manager who presumably went over the procedure with him. He came back to me with a sticky note full of weeks I could take and told me to select one. I did and the end.
Or was it?
Today when I was leaving he told me see ya Monday and I reminded him that I wouldn't be there b/c of my vacation. He kind of stared into empty space for a second and said I didn't have any vacation. I reminded him about our conversation 2 months ago and he said he'd get back with me.
Called me a few hours later and told me that I can't take those vacation days because they weren't written down on his calendar and that I did not fill out a time off request, and that the earliest I can now take is at the end of September (when volume is down)

Our volume is at peak levels and I get the feeling that I'm getting :censored2:ed over b/c they don't want me to have time off while volume is so high. This was my first time attempting to use vacation hours so I had no idea what the protocol was. I'm now being told that I'm the one who didn't do it right so I can't take vacation, even though there was apparently no issues back when I scheduled it.

So what do I do about this or am I just out of luck?


You may be SOL. Get with your steward and discuss it with him/her.

I hope you learned a lesson and always get the vacation in writing and keep a copy.
 
Are you a supe ??
Because if your in the union , we pick by seniority, we don’t just pick what you want , you are at bottom of list you pick what’s left over !!
How long have you worked here ?
You need to be here a yr before you even get a vacation!
We bid ours at the end of the year
Top guy picks first then they go down the seniority list.
 
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