Unprofessional to get paid for a break via employer I am quitting?
December 2, 2010 3:25 PM Subscribe
New job wants me to start before my paid winter break of current job starts. Is it rude/unprofessional to try and get paid for both?
posted by NotSoSimple to Work & Money (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am about to accept a job offer tomorrow. Start date is December 20th. Current employer has no idea. This throws a serious wrench in their operations as I am the only IT guy for 70% of the work force. The other guy (My boss) is in a different state/office.
Current company gives employees a paid winter break from December 23-New Year. First day back would be Jan 3. I have 37 hours of sick and 40 hours of vacation. Would it be distasteful to try and get a double paycheck out of them? If no, how would I go about doing this? Would this burn any bridges? My boss and I have a good relationship, but not good enough to let him know I had interviewed. To make things worse, he is flying up next week and wants to take me to a nice lunch :(