I gave notice 1 weeks ago. Being nice, I agreed to remain for 3 weeks instead of 2 weeks, so 2 more week remaining. Now, I've decide I want to take 1 week vacation between jobs.
Not being one to throw away money, I don't want to pay for health care should I need it during that week of vacation, which is actually not unlikely given the vacation will be more active than usual. This would cost about $1000 as it requires paying for the entire month, plus would be an annoyance to do all the paperwork.
Current employer's health insurance stops immediately after last day of work and doesn't continue until end of the month. Next employer's health insurance starts immediately upon first day of work with no delay. So really I'm just worried about the 1 week in between.
I've asked my current manager if I can have my official end date be 1 week after the 3 week notice period ends; I have sufficient PTO to cover. She said it's impossible.
I'm kind of bummed, given I gave 3 weeks notice and have helped out multiple times on weekends without being reimbursed the time; and now, the one favor I ask is rejected. I feel like all she would have to do was make a phone call to HR, and maybe resubmit some form. Am I crazy to ask for 1 week of pto before my last date, or is this really my manager being amateur?
This is a large company with an HR department in San Fransisco and is overall a professional place to work.