I'm 21 and I've been working for a wine importer for about 2 and a half years. I graduated from university in June and am planning on continuing to work at my current job through the end of the summer (I do office admin work, we're a very small company of only 10 employees). I don't get paid time off, and work about 25 hours a week.
My parents just surprised me and my brother with the fact that they were able to find some cheap, last minute tickets to Hawaii for the whole family. We never take vacations and it means a lot that they would organize this trip, mostly to celebrate my graduation. The ticket are for this upcoming Thursday the 5th, with a return on Friday the 13th (8 days).
Is there anyway I can ask my boss to take a week off, with only four days notice? It isn't our busy season, and I can finish a majority of my tasks for the next two weeks before I go, but I'm terrified to ask him.
He's a nice guy, but I fear he won't tolerate the late notice.. I also don't want to let down my family and not go, on what might be one of our last family trips together if he says I can't.
How can I compose this situation to him in an email? Any advice would be very very much appreciated..