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Old 04-29-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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what is the likely hood of some one being able to go on vacation for a week just after a few months of being hired? This vacation was already in the works and this person is going to work at a fast food joint. Are fast food places more flexable?

Should this person talk to the boss during the interview to let them know that they already had this planned?
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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what is the likely hood of some one being able to go on vacation for a week just after a few months of being hired? This vacation was already in the works and this person is going to work at a fast food joint. Are fast food places more flexable?

Should this person talk to the boss during the interview to let them know that they already had this planned?
I think they should ask what the company policy is. It can't hurt.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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If you mention it in an interview they'll think of you as a hassle. If you wait, and mention it when they offer the job, they'll already be thinking of you as 'the one' and accommodating your vacation plans will just be what they need to do to hire you.

As a general rule, I think any hourly job is going to be less flexible about time off. Less so than a salaried professional job. But it depends on the circumstances. Full-time permanent restaurant management? Yeah they'd probably be fine with you taking a week off. Part-time summer high school job? Probably less accommodating, especially if its a longer vacation plan.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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Generally speaking, whether it is a job at a fast food restaurant or an upper management position, don't mention things like planned vacations or other "special needs" until the offer is made. As long as the vacation/special needs seem like a one-time thing such as the preplanned/paid-for vacation, that should be a minor issue.

They've already committed time to you and found you to the be the best candidate. In most cases, it should be a non-issue. But, it should be brought up between the time you get the offer and before you sign it (or finish negotiating).
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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In my experience, companies usually ask about vacation plans before the negotiation process is over. I knew a girl who had already planned a vacation that was scheduled the week after she was hired.

Depending on the industry, their policy, it may not matter if they're given enough advance notice--as long as it's not during a busy season, or a time a few people have already taken off.
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