I have the following problem at work. I work with a team of 3 people including myself. My colleagues are 45 and 32 and I’m 28.
The problem we are facing now is planning vacationdays.
She (my 45 year old colleague) always had first choise in what period she wanted to stay home. Why? because she has children. (company rule says she has first choice)
Ok fair enough but children are at home 2 whole months during summer holiday (Belgian holiday arrangements) so why does that count? Daycare you say? they are 17 and 13.
Divorced? NO, Husband has to take a set period? NO
I always kinda accepted it but …
Now I also have a child. my lovely daughter is 11 months now.
So I told her I wanted to have first choice this time. Now again the company rule says "parents of children going to school have precedence over parents who’s children dont go to school yet or dont go to school anymore.
Ok, In two years my kid goes to school as well. Now company rule says “if both parents have children in school, employee with more seniority in the company have priority”
Damn I’m screwed again she is 45 working for the company over 20 years.
Any suggestions on how to solve this problem (she does not want to budge) or do you have a similar problem? I’m open for suggestions