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Hi Guys,

Hubby and I are still new here in Zug and don't know many people, we were planning on asking our company for 4weeks off next year for our dream holidays ( We would have worked 2 years in total). We were wondering is it seen "badly" to ask for 4 weeks at once?

Have you done it before? Or have any idea?


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Hubby and I are still new here in Zug and don't know many people, we were planning on asking our company for 4weeks off next year for our dream holidays ( We would have worked 2 years in total). We were wondering is it seen "badly" to ask for 4 weeks at once?

Have you done it before? Or have any idea?
It's not unheard of, and as long as you give sufficient notice to ensure that you have cover, if necessary, should be fine. Of course it very much depends on the role(s), but in principle there's no reason at all why they shouldn't grant it. And no, I can't see that they'd see it "badly" unless you were putting them in a bad position by doing so.
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Old 31.05.2021, 17:09
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Re: Holidays

I assume you have an allowance of 5 weeks. This can be part of that or you can "buy" extra holiday in some companies.

Since you've worked so long, you could also be entitled to a sabbatical.
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Not unusual here but attitude does vary from employer to employer and of course depending on role.
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Re: Holidays

We did it a couple of times with husband's previous company when we wanted a month to visit relatives in the States. Have also done up to 3 weeks with the current one.
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Re: Holidays

Always take 3 weeks, not an issue, 4 weeks twice or so. But it will depend on job/employer.
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Hi Guys,

Hubby and I are still new here in Zug and don't know many people, we were planning on asking our company for 4weeks off next year for our dream holidays ( We would have worked 2 years in total). We were wondering is it seen "badly" to ask for 4 weeks at once?

Have you done it before? Or have any idea?


Thank you!!
It is usually a line manager who approves vacation requests.

If one is worried about how their manager might react, they could consider socialising the idea with them informally, before the vacation request lands in their inbox.

4 consecutive weeks is an unusually long vacation request.

On the other hand, if one asked now for 2022, the person is doing a good job, the request is not at a peak trading time, not everyone else is off at the same time, and their responsibilities can be covered elsewhere - most managers wouldn't take issue with such a request.
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Re: Holidays

In some teams, employees with children are given priority to take their holidays during the school holidays. In such an environment, if you do have children, and wish to plan your 4 weeks during their school holidays, your request is more likely to be approved. Conversely, if you don't have children, your request for 4 weeks is more likely to be approved if those weeks fall outside of the school holidays.
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Re: Holidays

As a manager I would be perfectly fine with someone giving me one year advance notice of a four week holiday, that's plenty of time to work out cover, handover etc.

I generally suggest one week notice for each day of holiday as a rough guide.

Don't do it during your probation period of course, and as noted if it's outside the main holiday season it helps as well (in addition to probably being cheaper for you).
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