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    I'm 17 and I work in primark. Usually when we book time off the managers like if you give around 4 weeks notice at least, so when booking time off for my family summer holiday to Portugal I gave 6 weeks notice. I only work weekends so asked for 2 weekends off as I'm going for 2 weeks, however I've been told I can only have the 2nd weekend off as the 1st is fully booked. The problem is that I cannot physically come into work for the 1st weekend as I won't be in the country. My family holiday was booked early in the year and I didn't start working at primark until the end of April. I don't really want to talk to the manger again because she'll will just say I have to come in and that she cannot approve the weekend off. I'm not really sure what to do about it, any help will be much appreciated.
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    Can you change the dates of the holiday?
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    honestly if you can't find someone to swap shifts with or cover you or give up their holiday (it's possible someone is just taking a weekend off without specific plans and will swap it for another weekend) then you will just have to decide whether it's worth risking your job to go on holiday

    but ask everyone you know and see if anyone can do a shift swap or anything first

    for future reference, when you start a new job if you already have a holiday booked tell them when you start as they pretty much have to honour things you've arranged before starting work and generally don't book holidays until you have the time off
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    Try and ask someone to cover the shift for you...
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    (Original post by ciaralucy)
    I'm 17 and I work in primark. Usually when we book time off the managers like if you give around 4 weeks notice at least, so when booking time off for my family summer holiday to Portugal I gave 6 weeks notice. I only work weekends so asked for 2 weekends off as I'm going for 2 weeks, however I've been told I can only have the 2nd weekend off as the 1st is fully booked. The problem is that I cannot physically come into work for the 1st weekend as I won't be in the country. My family holiday was booked early in the year and I didn't start working at primark until the end of April. I don't really want to talk to the manger again because she'll will just say I have to come in and that she cannot approve the weekend off. I'm not really sure what to do about it, any help will be much appreciated.
    Speak to the manager and explain that you cant physically come in as you wont even be in the country. And see what he/she can do.
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    Do you think I'll be allowed to have the 1st weekend off if I offer to have it unpaid and make up the shifts I'd miss by doing extra hours, even though it's fully booked already?
 
 
 
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