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Old 07-02-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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Well, if you haven't committed to the trip, and you're relatively new on the job, guess you're working on the 26th.
I mean is it that bad to switch with someone? My boss has no problem with it.

 
Old 07-02-2019, 02:53 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I understand. Does it make me look bad asking a coworker to switch?
Not necessarily. We all know things can come up at the last minute. This wasn't one of them. Your coworkers probably have their own plans set too. You may give them the impression you aren't a great planner (deciding to go on a trip without checking on your working days). In this situation I'd postpone the trip a day and work. You haven't committed to the trip. You have been committed to working that day. You might need to use such a favor with coworkers or your boss for something more important. Don't squander it.

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Old 07-02-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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Not necessarily. We all know things can come up at the last minute. This wasn't one of them. Your coworkers probably have their own plans set too. You may give them the impression you aren't a great planner (deciding to go on a trip without checking on your working days). In this situation I'd postpone the trip a day and work. You haven't committed to the trip. You have been committed to working that day. You might need to use such a favor with coworkers or your boss for something more important. Don't squander it.
I understand. I didnít think it was a huge deal, honestly. My boss said he had no problem with it.

Would this be any different if I did fully commit to vacation?
 
Old 07-02-2019, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Is this to Myrtle Beach? I think Allegiant flies there from Pittsburgh.
 
Old 07-02-2019, 07:03 PM
 
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I understand. Does it make me look bad asking a coworker to switch?
Of course you don't look bad asking your co-worker to switch shift with you. At my workplace, people do this all the times. Somebody may say no, someone may say yes. You don't know until you try. And you do this favour for your co-worker someday too, if someone needs to switch.
 
Old 07-02-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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Of course you don't look bad asking your co-worker to switch shift with you. At my workplace, people do this all the times. Somebody may say no, someone may say yes. You don't know until you try. And you do this favour for your co-worker someday too, if someone needs to switch.
People on here are telling me I will make myself look bad, and I need to pay my dues. I don't know what to do.
 
Old 07-02-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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Just do what many posters told you, and mine too (post #11). Go to work on July 26th, and go on your vacation after work or the day after. You can change your vacation, but you cannot not to show up for work. Otherwise, you will be fired. No more wondering, no more discussion. People gave you all the advice already. You can choose to go for your vacation on July 26th and not to show up for work and when you come back, you don't need to show to work at all.
 
Old 07-02-2019, 07:41 PM
 
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Will someone please explain these "summer hours" to me? I never heard of it before about a year ago, but allegedly it's very common?

Do people still get paid for the extra hours they don't work, or do they have to take leave/make it up later? If the former, I just can't imagine why an employer would pay people to cut out early, as if it's extra vacation time.
 
Old 07-02-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Will someone please explain these "summer hours" to me? I never heard of it before about a year ago, but allegedly it's very common?

Do people still get paid for the extra hours they don't work, or do they have to take leave/make it up later? If the former, I just can't imagine why an employer would pay people to cut out early, as if it's extra vacation time.
The jobs I've had with summer hours, you get paid for it. It's just a perk for when the workload is less. My current job has two hours off on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If you want to take the entire Friday off, you take 6 hours of PTO and 2 hours toward Summer Friday, so you still get paid for 8 hours.
 
Old 07-02-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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Just do what many posters told you, and mine too (post #11). Go to work on July 26th, and go on your vacation after work or the day after. You can change your vacation, but you cannot not to show up for work. Otherwise, you will be fired. No more wondering, no more discussion. People gave you all the advice already. You can choose to go for your vacation on July 26th and not to show up for work and when you come back, you don't need to show to work at all.
Thanks. Iím not just gonna skip work, I was just trying to figure out if trying to switch was a viable option. Kinda sounds like not. .
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