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Old 05-24-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Default How To Handle A Pre-Arranged Vacation

My wife is working, but I am still not employed, looking though. We decided a month ago that we wanted to go on a Cruise in August. While continuing my search for a job, if I wind up with a phone or in-person interview with a prospective employer for a job, how do I tell them that I will have to have a week off the later part of August to go with my wife on a vacation? I do want to continue to look for a job, but how do employers handle things if a prospective employee has a vacation already arranged before they are hired?
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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I think that is a pretty common situation. You have to bring it up in the interview process, but I would either do it at the very end or even wait until there is an offer and then mention it (so if they say it's a problem, you can decline the job offer).
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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I agree with FarNorthDallas...wait until you have something more concrete before you mention the vacation. Nonetheless the fact that you "planned" something with your family rather than just waiting around for a job, AND you were honest with them about it should say something for you. Also, it is almost June, a job interview/offer usually takes weeks to come to fruition, you may be able to tell them you'd be willing to wait until after the vacation if that would make it better for them (less wages to pay out immediately).
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