I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe. I was planning to change my employer and recently got an offer from one of the big four. My joining date should be sometime in mid-march. I am also getting married in June and would be taking two weeks PTO.
My question is - should I let my new employer know this before my joining? Or it's normal and fine to let them know after joining?
Like Tim said, talk to them. You may need to negotiate the length of time off, sure. But you're talking about a time frame during a probation period, maybe. It all depends on the company you're joining. So the answer may be anything from "Sure, no problem" to "Absolutely Not!!!", just be prepared for anything.
Who thinks March to June is short notice? It is three months. I think you should bring it up at the first opportunity, and lay it on thick. You should have brought it up immediately after they offered you the post, and they ought to have asked then, too. Phone HR on Monday and tell them, “I've got the loveliest of women……”
That's helpful. I have accepted the verbal offer and yet to receive the formal offer in the email. The HR is expected to call me on Monday or Tuesday. Should I discuss the time off plan before accepting the offer by email? Or should I first accept and then call her again to discuss? Not sure if it matters.
I think bring it up before accepting. But not by framing it as a problem. For example, "I just want to let you know that I need to take 2 weeks off in June for my honeymoon. It's ok to use my personal time off that early, right".
And also, tell your team as soon as you start so they can plan accordingly. HR doesn't always relay the message.
I'vr already told you my opinion. Tell them as soon as possible. If they don't phone you, phone them. Tell them you hope to accept the job whenever the formal offer is given you, but you are also getting married. You aren't going to turn down the offer and you aren't going to turn down the woman, are you? So make sure everybody knows all the information PDQ.
PDQ=Pretty D*mn Quickly
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