Months ago, I mentioned to my boss that DH wanted to take me on a vacation to very-cool-destination. I put in a formal request for the time-off and heard nothing for several weeks. Some coworkers mentioned this is how it's done at our company and you'd only hear something if it was refused. At a meeting last week, my boss's boss announced to everyone that all time-off requests were approved at this point but going forward there might be more restrictions on who could take time off and when. That's fine by me.
DH buys the tickets, reserves the hotel room, etc. for our trip. We have friends scheduled to meet us halfway through the trip. Everything is going great.
Just now my boss called me into her office and told me that she couldn't approve my time off because I haven't yet accumulated the PTO hours (old policy was a lump sum of hours given to employees at the start of the year. New policy is you have to accumulate it every year). Our corporate policy is that you can in fact take time-off before you've accumulated it with the expectation that you "pay it back" by continuing to work. If you leave the company, you have to pay them back the difference.
I really think she just didn't bother to look at my request until now, which is way too late to rebook the vacation (and our friends' vacation). Am I right to think this is just unprofessional? I am livid myself but won't react or say a word to my boss, not yet.