My ex just asked me when the kids spring break is so he can get his vacation requests in.
Well according to the local rule Spring Break is mine next year. I am not sure whether I should tell him he can't have them or not.
Here's why I am unsure:
My small family owned daycare business (not mine personally) is being bought out by a large corporation. I have been at the current company for just over 5 years. In the past we (employees) have had to earn our flex time by working so many hours- for every 40 hours we work we got 2 hours flex time. This time was used to make up for not working a full week (i.e. if we called off or the center was closed or if we got sent home due to low numbers). It would literally take me 6 months to build up enough time to take a week off for vacation & get paid for it. And then by the timeThanksgiving & Christmas came around I would have enough to pay for the time off there (due to low numbers & center being closed).
Now that the company is being bought we learned that once you are with the company for a year you automatically get 5 personal days & 5 vacation days. Not to mention paid holidays (which we are all excited about!) It goes up from there depending on the number of years. But we are all still unsure how this effects us since we are being bought out. Would I still be considered a 5 year employee? Or will I have to work for the new company for a year before earning this time off? (We have yet to find out the answer to this from the new company).
In the past- I have never taken their spring break off (just because I had always taken the week of my birthday off which is in the summer). While I was working the kids would attend daycare (I get a discount for working there) & he never had the time off. He works fast food & his work hours vary week to week & sometimes his days off have to be rescheduled- he has had to switch his vacation around several times in the past because of managers quitting or others who are higher up request the same time off.
So, I guess my dilema is do I tell him that he needs to remember spring break is MINE next year or do I let him have it & then find out later that I can have the time off & risk him getting mad because I said he could have them? In all honesty, the only reason I wouldn't be too upset is if I knew for a fact that there were concrete plans to go somewhere rather than stay at home (& thus I be responsible for them when I get home from work). But there is always that chance that he get moved to another location & he would have to change his vacation!