I got the job - what about my pre-booked holiday?

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Maria53 Thu 17-Oct-19 18:43:30

I interviewed for a job two weeks ago. They said they would let me know the outcome about 10 days ago but I didn't hear anything. So, feeling exhausted and burned out with the endless job search and effort, last night I decided to book a short trip away to see friends.

The holiday is from Tues - Friday in the second week of November. I really want to go, but I know that jobs generally don't want you to take holidays in the initial probationary period.

Should I tell them about the hol and ask if it would be ok? Should I even say I am willing to not go if it isn't suitable?

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Maria53 Thu 17-Oct-19 18:44:18

*basically I just booked the hol last night and today they offered me the job, saying the process took longer than expected due to company director being abroad.

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StealthPolarBear Thu 17-Oct-19 18:45:21

Usually a job offer involves negotiation of pre booked holiday. It's rarely an issue.
Congratulations grin

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Thu 17-Oct-19 18:45:46

They will be fine. Just email or call and say "just wanted to let you know I have pre booked holidays, do I need to give you the dates now or can I just let you know on my starting day?"

LucileDuplessis Thu 17-Oct-19 18:46:20

I think most companies will allow you to take a pre booked holiday. Just tell HR when you accept the job. Congratulations!

Apolloanddaphne Thu 17-Oct-19 18:46:20

I have never known a rebooked holiday to be an issue starting a new job. They don't need to know you only just booked it.

Shockers Thu 17-Oct-19 18:46:35

Did they ask about holidays at the interview? If not, I’d just tell them, but not about when you booked it. Offer to take unpaid leave, if that helps.

Shockers Thu 17-Oct-19 18:47:13

Oh, and congratulations!

BuffaloCauliflower Thu 17-Oct-19 18:48:15

Pre booked holidays are pretty much always honoured, I’ve never known them not to be

JuniperBeer Thu 17-Oct-19 18:48:45

It’s never been an issue for me, or any of the employees I have ever hired.

NigesFakeWalkingStick Thu 17-Oct-19 20:35:39

Never been an issue anywhere I've worked (I've not done it, but have known others who have). Usually they'll ask you at the contract signing stage whether they need to honour any holidays upcoming so they can submit it into the payroll system.

Maria53 Sun 20-Oct-19 22:46:47

Thanks everyone. They said the holiday isn't a problem at all. But as it will be during the probationary period, they need to check with the accountant about holiday pay during the time.

I suppose I may need to take it unpaid.

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