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New Job, Can I Ask for a Week Off?

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Dear Experts,

I just started a new job a month ago. Unexpectedly, I have the chance to go on an all-expense paid vacation to St. Thomas. However, I’d need a week off from work.

I obviously don’t have any vacation time. Do you think I could ask them to let me go and owe them the time? I can’t afford to take the week unpaid. It’s the chance of a lifetime! What can I do?

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