New job or vacation? Can I have both?
April 27, 2006 12:52 PM Subscribe
So I'm looking for a new job but I'm also currently planning a vacation in mid-June. Will the vacation affect my chances for an opportunity which requires my immediate availability?
posted by pooya to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've already read a similar post here http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/31383 but my situation is different in that my start date and vacation days may be very close together and my vacation is not yet set in stone.
Of course this is all speculation, banking on the fact that I actually do get an offer, but I'd like to think out my options anyway.
Unfortunately, mid-June is the only opportunity for my significant other to take any time off this year. We haven't planned it yet, but we're probably looking at a week or two in Greece. Longer is better, but I'm afraid that it might hurt my chances on finding work which requires me to start immediately.
Ideally I could start work, then take the vacation days (unpaid leave is ok).
What do I say about my availability when it comes up while interviewing? Will the amount of vacation time make a difference? 1 week does sound short for Greece but we can make it happen if it'll help my chances.