As a new employee, the last thing you want to do is book a vacation during the busiest time of year or find out that your days off conflict with a critical meeting. So, do some research before you start looking at flights. If you’re not sure when your company’s busy season is, ask a fellow employee.
You can also bring it up with your boss (and should, in most cases). A simple, “I’d like to use some of my vacation days this fall, and I’m wondering what the best time to be out of the office would be,” will help you schedule a stress-free vacation and show your boss that you take your job responsibilities seriously.
after you’ve gotten verbal approval, document the vacation on your calendar and send your boss a reminder a week or two before the big day that says something like, “Just a reminder that I’m going to be out on vacation Monday through Thursday, but I’ll get that report to you Friday afternoon for review.” This lets you kill two birds with one stone: You’ve made sure that your vacation is still on your boss’ radar, and you’ve let her know that you’re working hard to get everything set before you leave.