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Old 03-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #46
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I had that happen to me 2007 when I requested vacation time for a trip to Disney with my daughter and grandchildren. She had two girls ages 8 and 3 and a 10 month old son at the time and really needed my help as she couldn't be waiting with the littlest one and letting both or one ride alone.
My boss told me that I couldn't get the time off as I had just taken vacation time the previous Nov and it was too soon and wasn't fair to other employees who had to cover for me.
Well my answer to them was to move my retirement up a little early. I had planned to retire that Nov. after I turned 60 as hubby was retiring in April and we were planning a 28 day cruise to celebrate. When I came home and told him what my employer had said, he told me that we would just switch retirement months. So I retired just before going to Disney and he retired just before our cruise which actually worked out better as he hit his 40th anniversary with the company just days before he retired.
I hope everything works out as well for you and your mother as our little "hitch" ending up working out great for us.
I *LOVE* this story. Absolutely LOVE it. What's extra sweet about it is that rather than just giving you the time off, you got the time off anyway, and by moving up your retirement, I'm assuming they probably had to pay out any unused vacation in cash. You won the day in two ways. Considering how most outfits are desperate to get people to burn vacation, I'm surprised he didn't let you do it the way you wanted originally.

Great, great story.

Here's hoping all works out well for the OP's mom.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #47
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Good thoughts. I hope it all works out.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #48
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Have her buddy up with a family or someone that gets on the magical express with her. Explain that its only her second time flying and first time alone could they just direct her or let her tag along. I know I wouldn't mind doing that for someone in this situation. Just a thought.
I was going to suggest the same thing. People are pretty nice overall and if someone asked me something like this I would do all I could to help.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #49
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So, I FINALLY have an update! It's been a LONG couple of days, but her supervisor told her today that she can go, but her vacation "isn't approved," so it will reflect in her yearly review. I think they're just trying to stick it to her because that's how her boss is (I used to work for her so I know this!). Anyway, we are relieved and SUPER excited! My mom isn't worried about her evaluation, she's really a great employee so this is the only bad thing they'll be able to say about her. Plus, she is retiring July 2014 (I typed it in wrong earlier), so this will be her last review anyway. She's happy. I'm happy. Thank goodness! And thanks for all the Pixie Dust...I'm sure that had something to do with this outcome!! Now, back to planning and being excited!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #50
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Yay! I'm so happy she can go! And seriously, any "boss" who is going to give a 69 year old woman who is 16 months out from retirement a hard time over a family vacation has some real issues. Just be glad you are not her

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #51
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So, I FINALLY have an update! It's been a LONG couple of days, but her supervisor told her today that she can go, but her vacation "isn't approved," so it will reflect in her yearly review. I think they're just trying to stick it to her because that's how her boss is (I used to work for her so I know this!). Anyway, we are relieved and SUPER excited! My mom isn't worried about her evaluation, she's really a great employee so this is the only bad thing they'll be able to say about her. Plus, she is retiring July 2014 (I typed it in wrong earlier), so this will be her last review anyway. She's happy. I'm happy. Thank goodness! And thanks for all the Pixie Dust...I'm sure that had something to do with this outcome!! Now, back to planning and being excited!!
NEVER underestimate the power of pixie dust! So happy for you! Does she get to stay the whole time?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:48 PM   #52
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #53
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Glad your mom can go and now it's only 16 months before she can tell her boss where to shove it!!
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Oh what wonderful news! So glad it worked out. The evaluation well who cares?!? She's retiring and not looking for a promotion. Have a great trip
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So, I FINALLY have an update! It's been a LONG couple of days, but her supervisor told her today that she can go, but her vacation "isn't approved," so it will reflect in her yearly review. I think they're just trying to stick it to her because that's how her boss is (I used to work for her so I know this!). Anyway, we are relieved and SUPER excited! My mom isn't worried about her evaluation, she's really a great employee so this is the only bad thing they'll be able to say about her. Plus, she is retiring July 2014 (I typed it in wrong earlier), so this will be her last review anyway. She's happy. I'm happy. Thank goodness! And thanks for all the Pixie Dust...I'm sure that had something to do with this outcome!! Now, back to planning and being excited!!
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So, I FINALLY have an update! It's been a LONG couple of days, but her supervisor told her today that she can go, but her vacation "isn't approved," so it will reflect in her yearly review. I think they're just trying to stick it to her because that's how her boss is (I used to work for her so I know this!). Anyway, we are relieved and SUPER excited! My mom isn't worried about her evaluation, she's really a great employee so this is the only bad thing they'll be able to say about her. Plus, she is retiring July 2014 (I typed it in wrong earlier), so this will be her last review anyway. She's happy. I'm happy. Thank goodness! And thanks for all the Pixie Dust...I'm sure that had something to do with this outcome!! Now, back to planning and being excited!!
Amazing!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!
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So, I FINALLY have an update! It's been a LONG couple of days, but her supervisor told her today that she can go, but her vacation "isn't approved," so it will reflect in her yearly review. I think they're just trying to stick it to her because that's how her boss is (I used to work for her so I know this!). Anyway, we are relieved and SUPER excited! My mom isn't worried about her evaluation, she's really a great employee so this is the only bad thing they'll be able to say about her. Plus, she is retiring July 2014 (I typed it in wrong earlier), so this will be her last review anyway. She's happy. I'm happy. Thank goodness! And thanks for all the Pixie Dust...I'm sure that had something to do with this outcome!! Now, back to planning and being excited!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #59
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So happy to hear your update. It appears you will be there when we will! Here is hoping for amazing weather and low crowds!
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So excited for you and your mom that it worked out!
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