Rope-Pusher wrote:Is there any chance that if you explained it to them as you explained it to us, that they could find a way to unofficially give you some comp time next year to make up for the PTO you now seem to not be free to take? It could be as simple as a gentlemens agreement to look the other way when you take some undocumented days off at a more opportune time later next year. If they are resistant to to that, maybe you could remark that if they had been more open with their plans for you, you could have found a way to take your days off before this new assignment came upon you. It was the short notice that is at least partially responsible for leaving you in this situation, right?
This is actually a play I'm thinking about doing. It probably sounds ridiculous that I'm complaining about having too much
PTO left but the real issue was I was on a project that required my presence for just about a full 90 days and I bought 5 days at the beginning of the year. Now I've only been with this company for about 1 year and 7 months so at the beginning of the year I didn't really know how the bought days work - basically they take a bit out of your pay check once a month and you're forced to use all days with no potential to carry over. I think I have enough "sway" that if it can be done, they would allow me to carry over 5 days into next year which would be a win/win I truly believe.
I literally have 11.5 days I have to use in less then 2 months... that basically means after next week I won't have a full week for the rest of the year... Even at my old position they were understanding of the circumstances but having to hit the ground running now in a whole different animal is stressing me out even more.