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If you are in employment and you have annual leave booked and you go and book a holiday but you are looking for another job and going for interviews would you tell the potential new employer you have booked at the interview or wait until given the position and then tell them and hope they honour it? Bearing in mind it’s not easy to cancel and you need your holiday.

JLouM
3 weeks ago
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MrsCraig

Given the job I do I can only ever go on holiday during the school holidays so I wouldn't need to tell them. I would tell them that I had the holiday booked and that I would take it as my annual leave from that job.

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JLouM

MrsCraig I take holidays opposite to you so I avoid young families as we are a couple with no children. I’m not sure when you would tell them? At the interview or in your work trial once started?

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MrsCraig

JLouM during the interview, that way you are being open and honest with them.

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JLouM

MrsCraig Ok thank you for answering my question. That’s what I thought too. My husband said once started having been offered position which confused me but surely it’s best to be up front from the start.

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PaxAmerica

When you take the first swig of that sangria on the beach?😙

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Jerseydrew

If j get the job j tell them then or if they ask during the interview.

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JLouM

Jerseydrew Thank you.

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Mango4

Most employers will honour existing commitments , so mention it as soon as you can maybe at the interview stage , if they discuss days hours , conditions etc with you, if not when they offer you the job. I would avoid if possible dropping it on them after you start work .

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JLouM

Mango4 Thank you, that makes sense to me.

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eyeballkerry

My daughter has just been in this situation. She told them she is going away on the 6th April until the 10th. She got the job and starts on the 2nd April. They had no problems with the holiday. I suppose it gets it out the way then she can concentrate on the job.

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JLouM

eyeballkerry Ah thank you. Hope she likes her new position.

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Lynibis

I think it's only fair to let them know but usually they ask during the interview. I might be wrong but I think you sometimes have to be in the job for a certain amount of time before you take holiday, so always best to come to an understanding beforehand.

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JLouM

Lynibis Yes I agree with you but if you are in between jobs and you have already booked hopefully they will honour it. It was just when you should inform them. So interview is best thank you.

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eyeballkerry

Fingers crossed. She had been waiting to get into her new flat before changing jobs. It is a very different job although still in sales which she is very good out.

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JLouM

eyeballkerry I wish all the best for her! 🤞

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eyeballkerry

JLouM Thank you, she has four work days left. Only staying until the end of the month because it is a commission based job, although she gets a wage as well. This is one of the main reasons she is leaving.

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Emerge11

Going for an Interview they normally ask you so It`s best to be honest with them and tell them yes or no. That Is what I was asked when I went for mine. Luckily I didn't have anything booked but If I did I would of told them.

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JLouM

Emerge11 Thank you 😊

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jms19

I think it’s always best to be upfront, having a holiday booked isn’t a deal breaker really.

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