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Should I tell a new employer I am going to Vegas if they ask about a time off request?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Multifarious5, Nov 6, 2018.

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If an employer approved time off, and asks where you are going....should you say Vegas?

  1. Absolutely...Vegas rocks! If they don't know that yet, their loss

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  2. No...side step and give a wishy-washy answer

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  3. Tell them you're in the CIA and the details are confidential...it would put them at risk (kidding)

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  1. Multifarious5

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    Ok, on VMB, Vegas is totally normal! Outside of VMB? Many of us know it's deemed as a negative.

    In an ideal world, employers won't ask where you're going on time off. Yes, it's not their business, but flippantly refusing to answer does not win you brownie points.

    So, on a new job, if you get time off approved...my poll is, should you be open, or sidestep? (And if the latter, how?)

    PS especially if you're taking time off sooner than you probably should...right before six month mark, but when it's a slower time of year for your company.
     
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  2. bobby jones

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    I’m always visiting the southwest with flights in and out of Vegas - I may spend a night in Vegas .....
     
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  3. Chuck2009x

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    I dunno, I'd be inclined to think there's at least a chance it would be viewed negatively, especially since you're new. Everybody at my work knows I go to Vegas but I've been there 10 years.

    Id probably lie, unless you think there's a way (social media or general post-trip nosiness) you could get caught in the lie. That would probably be worse.

    On the other hand, there's an argument to be made to just get it out of the way now.
     
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  4. Farner

    Farner Low-Roller

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    For a new job, I always try to lay low. Nothing specific about Vegas, but it is best to get know everyone first. Don’t disclose information before you know the players. I know a lot of people who regard Vegas addicts (me) with suspicion. We all have heard strangely narrowminded comments about Vegas. If you are new to the job, I would not want to find out my boss is one of them by telling her that I am going to Vegas.
     
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  5. Chrisnewton

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    Hell yea!...I am always so proud to tell people i am going to Vegas !
     
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  6. alanleroy

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    Tell them you're going to Fresno. Then they'd know you're abnormal.
     
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  7. Uranium 235

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    I actually think it could reflect positively: it shows you’re a real person and honest.
     
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    As an employer/boss I want to know if my employee is going to Vegas. Usually so I can give them money to place sports bets.
     
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    Other than idle conversation, I don't think anyone in my chain-of-command has ever asked where I was going. Primarily, because all that ultimately matters is my unavailability during x-period of time.

    I'd tell him/her that I was going to Vegas.

    Consider the alternative. You're back and word of your Vegas Vacay reaches said supervisor. What happens with "Hey. I hear you were in Vegas. I thought you were going to [insert non-Vegas city here]? So now, Vegas isn't the issue - lying is. When wallowing buck nekkid in sin and vice, it's always better to be honest.
     
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  10. Uranium 235

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    Exactly. Lies take the elevator, the truth takes the stairs but still arrives in the end.
     
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  11. NCAAHoops

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    I would have to agree with @Chuck2009x Will you be letting them know each time? If so, then most of us would get some strange looks
     
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  12. bdautch

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    It's just Vegas, man. Why should I be so ashamed? I'd be far more ashamed if I was going to some provincial hick town and needlessly wasting vacation on flyover boredom. Damn right I'm going to Vegas.
     
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  13. fasbman

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    The answer depends on how good a relationship you have with your boss. I went to Vegas within a year of starting a new job. I told my manager, and she asked me to put a bet down with her. On the other hand, my mother told me about twenty years ago, that she didn't want me going to Vegas since the mob ran the town. I told her that the mob control ended years ago, but I'm not sure she believed me.
     
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  14. DaiLun

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    Ask your employer "Are you writing a book?", if they say "Yes", then tell him/her, "then leave this chapter out and make it a mystery!".

    But seriously, it depends on the relationship that you have with your employer. I work for a very large (over 5,000 employees in my division) company, and I've known my manager for about 10 years, we have one-on-ones every two weeks, and many times we share personal anecdotes. I'm the department "degenerate" anyway, so it doesn't surprise anyone that I go to Las Vegas as many times a year as I do.I share pictures of the restaurants I go to, and the shows that I see.
     
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  15. DoctorD

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    I’m with this strategy. Especially if at a new place where they don’t know me well.

    A lot of people just don’t get it and never really will.

    I’m sure people would use a similar strategy if making a trip to Amsterdam maybe.

    It just sounds weird to the uninitiated...

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  16. bubbakitty

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    You just have to attend the birthday if (insert) or reunion with service buddies/college buddies/family members or bachelor party for (). It just happens to be in vegas.
     
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  17. Nevyn

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    To me, the last thing you want to do is give off the impression that YOU think this is a secret or will be a negative.

    People may not get it but if its vacation you are entitled to and you work hard when there, it won't affect other work.
     
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  18. Timbuck

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    Tell them you are going to Thailand for a sex change.
     
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    Is there a negativity about Vegas? I don’t recall walking down an empty strip except like 5am. Last time I looked a lot of people go there. The only people I don’t tell are those in my men’s group at church. Well except for the one I ran into one trip.
     
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    I've maintained status in a national professional organization for many, many years and though I don't think it's quite as bad as it used to be, there absolutely IS a serious stigma attached to visiting us. When I hosted conferences and/or meetings in Las Vegas, we had to have them at the Platinum or Trump. Being in a non-gaming environment satisfied many of our members or at least many of our members bosses. Especially being new, I'd avoid saying "Las Vegas" like the plague. It shouldn't be that way, but it is. I prefer to deal in reality, not the way it should be.
     
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