Tell me how to ask my work whether I get paid during holiday
December 16, 2013 8:30 AM Subscribe
Just shy about it and want to minimize awkwardness
posted by winterportage to Work & Money (29 answers total)
The office closes during for two weeks during the holidays and I don't know whether I get paid during that time.
I'm on contract so I probably don't get anything, however my office throws money around a lot so it's possible that they would give me something. My contract literally says nothing about anything besides my hourly rate and the stipulation that they can fire me with two weeks' notice.
I'm just very shy about asking about these things. For example I had to ask if my contract was being renewed (they forgot it was ending, but when I asked it was taken as a given that they were renewing).
I'm a young employee and I don't feel comfortable asking for a lot of things because my work doesn't really care. But, I know it will never cross anyone's mind unless I speak up. Plus, my mother is bugging me about it.
So exactly which words do I use and how do I react if they say no? I don't want to look too disappointed because that would be embarrassing.
I know I "shouldn't be shy". That is not the issue, I'm just looking for help on how to minimize awkwardness.
** Let me save you some time by mentioning that I'm not looking for a lecture on why Millenials Are Entitled