Anonymous User wrote:patrickd139 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I am the best man in a wedding coming up this summer (after my 2L SA will be over), and the bachelor party falls about 2/3 of the way into my SA. When should I tell my firm that I would like to take a Friday off during the summer for this bachelor party? I figure the sooner the better, but was wondering if I should notify them now (before starting) or wait until I start my summer?
Taking time off from a 2L SA for a bachelor party seems like an astronomically dumb idea. Maybe a wedding that you're the best man in, maybe. But definitely not a bachelor party.
I just told my childhood best friend I couldn't be her bridesmaid in four weeks after all. I based this on the fact that I once worked in an office that would get extremely upset when people took off for weddings, and often told them upfront that this was not considered a legitimate excuse for time off.
When I was an SA, at least a couple of people took a day or two off for weddings. No problems.