I currently have 2 weeks of approved vacation time at my current job, beginning next week (Dec. 23rd - Jan. 3rd). However I just received another job offer today, and that company wants me to start Jan. 6th.
My question is, if I submit my resignation today and offer 2 weeks notice, do you think my current company will keep me on and still let me use my pre-approved vacation? My last day worked would be this Friday Dec. 20 (today is a Tuesday, and I can tie up all loose ends by the end of this week).
The company handbook does state that vacation cannot be used to postpone a termination or retirement. But is a "termination" the same as a resignation? And what if the vacation time was already approved, months ago?