I hope they won't think I'm a PD in making but I'm in the middle of a situation where there was misscommunication on their part and lack of attention on mine and I so I get to request 2 day off (or 2 day changed) on a 5 week contract
To make it short:
They called me in for 1 week, the last week of June, I said ok.
They knew that from July 1 to July 8 I wasn't available ( on paper, by mail and reiterated by phone - it's really just the 4/5th but that's what I had given them).
I go and sign my contract, I was pressed for time (their fault*) and didn't notice that it was now a 5 week contract, I only noticed when I could finally get it back signed by them on my first day of work (that's their fault too*).
I'm scheduled to work on the 4th and 5th, the two days I absolutely have to have off (and again, they knew this).
I notified my superior who said she was going to talk to HR. I don't want to leave my coworkers in a lurch, specially because Saturday is a busy day, but it's for a wedding in the family, already confirmed, train booked and all.
I made an error in not checking my contract (the dates were similar when you glance over: 28 June/26 July.)
It's not like I was expecting them not to know how to do things like using the right dates or actually telling me it was now 5 weeks and not one!
So I guess the HR intern (I was told she's an intern) is the one who messed the most on this one...
*no really, I was to sign at 9.30am, the contract wasn't actually written yet, I start the training day at 10am, am asked to sign it during my lunch break but before the secretary's lunch (short window), I have to run to meet my training group back and the training day finishes way after the HR office closes. When I sign it at 12 or so the HR head honcho had not signed it yet so I can't take my contract home with me. They told me to come and get it on my first day.