Telling about planned vacations in the first week of joining

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Oct 16, 2018 37 Comments

I will be joining a new company next week (Oct 22). I have two travel plans for the month of November which I had planned 3 months ago and had no idea I will join in Oct. Each of them requires a day off on Friday. I am worried about telling this to the new manager in the first week. Will it create a bad impression? What are my options?

Flight tickets are non-refundable and I will lose ~USD 1200.

Edit: company has unlimited leave policy and I am planing to offer to work extra in earlier and later weeks if needed.

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  • Microsoft / Eng UFIX54
    A vacation right off the bat? You havent even earned the days yet. Cancel. You need to mention this before taking the offer...

    Id fire you.
    Oct 16, 2018 4
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      OP
      It's unlimited. No earning no losing.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Wayfair addA30
      🙄
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Veritas / Eng
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      Veritas Eng

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      Thanks ufix54. Glad I turned down Microsoft.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng UFIX54
      Me too
      Oct 16, 2018
  • Facebook Blueeee
    Ideally you should have given them a heads up at the offer stage but it’s no big deal
    Oct 16, 2018 4
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      OP
      I didn't expect to join in Oct. I was planning for Nov end.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Travelson
      When you change the joining date, you tell them..
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      OP
      Yes will talk to recruiter.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • EC1 Partners / Consultant emanon
      If external recruiter, too late to tell them. Just tell your manager, it’s not like you’re going away for two weeks
      Oct 16, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    😂 lmao

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    😂 lmaomore
    lol what? who cares
    Oct 16, 2018 0
  • CoreLogic ☝🏿
    Normal. Very normal.
    Oct 16, 2018 3
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      You mean I should tell him, correct?
      Oct 16, 2018
    • CoreLogic ☝🏿
      Yeah. The odds of someone joining a new company and not having any preplanned vacations are slim to none.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      OP
      True
      Oct 16, 2018
  • Intel babubhatt
    Tell as soon as you can. Let them know it’s been long planned and you’ll ensure smooth coverage while out.
    Oct 16, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      OP
      Sure.
      Oct 16, 2018
  • PeerStreet / Other
    JenWush

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    JenWushmore
    Would definitely fire you if I was your manager. Or at least put you on a PIP
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • ServiceNow Suburbia
    Should tell the hiring manager when offer is extended. This is a good way to start a relationship. Managers will almost always accommodate existing travel plans.
    Oct 16, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Product
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      OP
      Didn't know the exact team and manager earlier so couldn't do this. Plan to do this in 1:1
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Intuit Asdf0123
    Your life shouldn’t stop because of work.
    Oct 16, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      ^this
      Oct 16, 2018
  • Commvault 🖕racism
    You coming to Commvault?
    Oct 16, 2018 5
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      Yes, your team?
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Commvault 🖕racism
      Awww...look at you. Not gonna give up my anonymity sorry. But welcome aboard! Exciting times here. Not sarcastic.
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Commvault 🖕racism
      What’s your offer and YOE?
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Veritas / Eng
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      I hope so. What are your numbers?
      Oct 16, 2018
    • Veritas / Eng
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      I hope you stay true to your username in real life as well.
      Oct 16, 2018
  • VMware TAyI61
    I had an employee take a month of unpaid vacation for his honeymoon within a month of starting. He was upfront about it in the interview process so no problem what so ever. 2 vacation days are nothing, Just tell your manager.
    Oct 18, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Product
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Product

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      OP
      Cool, thnx
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Uber nOMG80
    Have a 1:1 with mgr soon after starting. Radiate enthusiasm and gratitude. Book time off afterwards.
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Product
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      Veritas Product

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      OP
      This is good idea. Will put that on calendar.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Spotify cjwn
    It’s a day off a week for three weeks, literally no one will care
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Product
      Job=jb.nxt

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      OP
      Only 2 weeks, so I hope I'm in a better situation.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Cisco 👻 A
    Ya this is normal. I let my manager know upon joining that I had vacay planned for Xmas, she was like cool thanks for letting me know.
    Oct 16, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Eng
      Job=jb.nxt

      Veritas Eng

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      OP
      That's great
      Oct 16, 2018
  • PACCAR / Eng stumper
    Any vacation time within the first 3 months should be discussed during offer negotiations. Within the first month especially. Best plan is to negotiate a start date for after the trip(s) if it's within that first couple weeks, but that is not always possible.
    Oct 24, 2018 0