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Old 07-02-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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The OP has a habit of creating multiple threads about the same job and never really taking to heart any of the advice given.

I'm getting really discouraged at my job and I don't know what to do.
Sorry.

 
Old 07-03-2019, 02:47 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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Would this be any different if I did fully commit to vacation?
No, what difference would that make? It doesn't change the timing...your work schedule was still set in May. You didn't decide to take a trip until June even though you knew you were scheduled to work. Work days you are scheduled for take precedence over vacation days. Guess I don't understand why this is so hard to figure out.

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Old 07-03-2019, 05:52 AM
 
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Welcome to the adult world. Work and then play. Frick up your income and you will have nobody to blame but yourself.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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What is so hard about asking if someone will switch days? If you boss is okay with it, then it is apparently not an issue. Such drama over asking your co-workers a simple question. Ask and if no one wants to switch, then worry about the what to do on the planned vacation day.

Why does everything have to be so difficult? Some people just overthink everything.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 06:31 AM
 
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I think you should plan your vacation after you work.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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My work does this thing called ďsummer hoursĒ and throughout the summer, employees in my department get to leave at noon. The one kicker is someone has to stay and work in case of emergencies.

We all signed up for two days, and unfortunately I was the last to sign up so I got the 26th of July.

This is the day I was supposed to leave for vacation at like 7am, but now Iím supposed to work. I can work remotely, however.

Anyway, my first option is to see if anyone can switch days with me. This is what I kind of afraid of.

This is my first professional salaried job. I donít want to go beg everyone in the department to switch me like I did when I was a teenager at a restaurant. Is there a way to professionally do this? Should I talk to my boss first?

Also, not 100% sure anyone really likes me. Iíve made posts about being left out, etc.
I feel like you should have told your boss and co-workers this before the sign ups began. Iíd tell him or her now and let her ask if anyone can switch with you.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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No, what difference would that make? It doesn't change the timing...your work schedule was still set in May. You didn't decide to take a trip until June even though you knew you were scheduled to work. Work days you are scheduled for take precedence over vacation days. Guess I don't understand why this is so hard to figure out.
Right. If this was a trip you'd had planned for a year, with tickets booked and reservations, that's one thing. A weekend trip that you're still not committed to after summer coverage was scheduled is different thing. Go to work when you're supposed to, and save asking for a coworker favor for something more important.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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I mean is it that bad to switch with someone? My boss has no problem with it.
You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Your boss doesn't care who is there, he just wants somebody there.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 07:15 AM
 
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If you knew you had to work, it was your mistake to plan the trip. If you have a coworker who can bail you out, then you're lucky. But it sounds like you may not.
 
Old 07-03-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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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. .

It IS a viable option. You just politely ask (perhaps in an email) if anyone is willing to switch with you. If no one is, you must work on the 26th. It is that simple. I am completely unsure why this is even a thread.
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