Help me get the vacation time I deserve
November 9, 2005 9:00 AM Subscribe
My company is being stingy with holiday vacation time. Help me figure out what to do.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to work & money (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I work at a small (< 20 employees) private company run by one person. The company handbook states we get 10 vacation days, 5 of which are required to be at Christmas, as well as major holidays (including Christmas and New Year's Day). This year, the office is going to be closed the 5 days between Christmas and New Year's Day, which are both on Sundays. We have been told that we will not be closed on January 2nd (the work holiday for New Year's Day), and that we will not be paid for the holidays of Christmas and New Year's, because they are on weekends, and because our boss already feels she "gives us so much" in the form of random, unpromised perks. I just want to get what is rightfully mine. My supervisor says she already spoke to the head of the company, and that if I want this, I have to speak to this person myself. What do I do? Is this legal? What's my recourse? It's not my dream job or field.