Taking off is on a first come, first serve basis at my work. On the 20th of September I submitted my request to take the 18th through the 20th off(of October). The reason being that I have a road trip planned to see my best friend who moved 5 hours away.
This other girl submitted a request off for the 19th of October because it's her dd's first birthday.
Her request is going to get denied because both of us can't take a weekend day off. We have limited amount of weekend workers and due to our experience level, one of us has to be here.
I've had several people tell me I should take back my request because her reason is more important. I get that I would be upset if I had work on the day I planned to throw my kid her first birthday but shit happens. That's why I'm in college to get a job that doesn't require me to work these type of hours.
Everyone is saying I can go the next weekend but no I'm not doing that. We already have tons of activities lined up like going to certain festivals and concerts that won't be around the next weekend. I put my request in fair and square.
If you were just taking the day off to get a manicure it would be the nice thing to do to cancel. But you're going on a road trip. And honestly; whatever the reason; she should have requested the day off earlier. It's sad but she waiting too long, she can't expect you to change your plans.